Source: Photo by Alex Alvarez on Unsplash “New year, new me” is a popular phrase we hear this time of year, but what was wrong with the old you? While there’s nothing wrong with some healthy reflection and intention setting, it’s important to still accept who you are in this moment. While it may feel … Read More about New Year, But Is It A New You: Setting Sustainable New Year’s Goals and Intentions
Source: Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash The global pandemic has affected us all in countless ways, causing grief, unemployment, financial hardship, and medical crises, perpetuating systems of oppression, affecting our mental health – the list goes on. One of the effects that was not initially identified but appears to be having an increasing impact … Read More about Navigating Post-Pandemic Social Demands and Expectations
Source: Photo by Genessa Panainte on Unsplash Chicagoans know that our winters can be brutal – very little sunlight, shorter days, and frigid temperatures make it difficult to keep up with healthy routines and can have a drastic impact on your mental health. When I moved from Colorado to the Midwest, I expected the winters … Read More about Coping with Seasonal Depression
Source: Photo by Oleg Illarionov on Unsplash “Are you visiting family for the holidays?” While almost certainly a well-intended question by the person asking, such a question can create painful emotions for those with strained or no relationships with members of their family of origin. When you think of words that cause pain, the word … Read More about When the Word “Family” Causes Distress
Source: Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash More than an increasingly popular topic on various social media platforms, sex positivity is a framework that various providers, including mental health professionals, are using to place the conversation around sexuality and sexual health on the table with their clients. While sex positivity (as a movement) has existed … Read More about What Does It Really Mean to Be Sex Positive?