In this great article from Desiree Dickerson, a clinical psychologist and former researcher, we get some useful ideas for dealing with the isolation, loneliness, depression and anxiety that can come from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your kids are especially vulnerable to the psychological and emotional scars that can come from being blasted with pandemic news and misinformation all the time. Join me for some strategies and tactics to help them avoid the worst of it!
Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Many of us feel like we just can’t deal with everyday life anymore. Some people are actually trying to manage real crises and stress. It turns out that all of us would manage so much better if we did the same thing.
With everything we’re told is destroying the planet – pollution, global warming and people among them – is there any way to save it? Maybe, say the science types at the University of Plymouth. Their recommendation might just save your health, too.
Break-ups suck. There’s just no other way to describe them. Social media seems to make them even worse, or so it has always seemed. Now, science puts some data and findings behind what we’ve all always believed.
Depression was first recognized in Mesopotamia in the 2nd millennium B.C. It seems as if it has been variably misdiagnosed ill-recognized ever since. Even in the modern era, treatment is often hit-and-miss. However, depression patients may be gaining some powerful new allies in the quest to understand and quiet this often disabling disorder.
Is there something about which women are universally unhappy? We might jokingly say it’s their spouses (cue Jack Benny,) but according to new science, there actually seems to be one thing uniting a large percentage of women in dissatisfaction and unhappiness.
Children need adequate sleep in order to grow and develop physically. But is a lack of sleep causing mental health problems, including depression and behavior issues?
You’ll only pass this way once. That’s the iconic phrase about life that virtually every human being over the age of 6 has heard at least once. For some people, it’s a mantra. Part inspiration, part cautionary phrase, part last-thing-I’m-going-to-say, semi-dismissive, passive-aggressive encouragement to close out a conversation or part of one. But what the… Continue reading Find Joy In The Journey
Youth sports, especially in the US, has taken a lot of criticism lately. Not so much for the actual playing of the sports themselves. The criticism usually involves the behaviors, attitudes and actions of the adults involved. Generally, it’s always been thought that playing sports is good for kids. Most people who’ve played youth sports… Continue reading Podcast: Youth Sports and Kids Emotional Health: Study Review