All tagged Mental Health

Handling Anxiety During Uncertainty

I am a person who likes lists, control and order. These are at times helpful tools however they also can be symptoms of my anxiety. My need for control can turn my type A personality to unhealthy habits where I over work myself to quiet my brain. Let me tell you from experience…This. Does. Not. Work. Over working myself means i’m giving myself no down time. No time to feel what I’m feeling. think what i’m thinking. or heaven forbid acknowledge i’m overwhelmed and might need to (gulp) ask someone for help.

2 Questions to Ask Your Spouse

When’s the last time you checked in with your partner? I mean really asked them how they were. The days with a new baby can feel like such a blur of dirty diapers and sleep deprivation. Often it feels like as partners you are just two passing ships in the night. If there is one thing that postpartum has taught us is that it is much better to check in with one another before the floor drops out. Because of this we now make it a goal to do a real check-in once every few months by asking each other these questions:

I Had Postpartum Depression

You never really know what's going on in someone's life.  With the inside look that social media provides to people's lives its easy to see the way that someone else lives and compare your life to theirs.  So often the picture we see online is not really what's going on behind closed doors.