5 Ways to Help Your Teen During the COVID Quarantine–BLOG

Kids are sleeping too much, showing less motivation, not following through on tasks. Socially, we see them isolating from peers and not cooperating at home (moreso than normal for a teenager). Their mental health is becoming one more thing that is worrying us in our battle against COVID and our struggle with the quarantine.

Our Mothers are Burning Out – COVID Fatigue and What to Do About It–VIDEO

Mothers with children at home (young or adult) have been on the COVID frontline. They are protecting their family and home from an invisible enemy through diligent effort and hypervigilance, but at a cost.

Mothers have been describing a set of consistent symptoms; I now consider these symptoms as a part of something I am calling “COVID Fatigue”.

Date Nights When You Can’t Leave the House Due to COVID–BLOG

“My husband and I really need a date night, but it’s not happening during COVID.”

“The only privacy I get is when I go to the bathroom! It’s impossible to have a private conversation with my partner in this house.”

This blog is geared at helping you think ‘outside of the box’ regarding finding a space for a date night.

1,000 Soft Touches–ACTIVITY

“1,000 Soft Touches” involves doing the ‘little things’ for your partner so he/she feels SEEN and HEARD.

As much as people understand the idea, it’s often difficult for people to imagine what would be a ‘soft touch’.

Slow Down Conflicts With ‘Infinity Listening’–VIDEO

I don’t feel heard in this relationship.” is a frequent complaint that I get when working with couples. Another is, “I don’t want to say anything as it will just make a big argument.”

Can you relate to either of these phrases? If so, it’s understandable you feel apprehensive of having conversations with your partner.

10 Coping Strategies Used by Resilient Couples & Families During COVID

Everyone is feeling the impact of the social isolation and logistical complications of self-quarantining. During my online sessions with individuals and couples, I am seeing some coping more successfully than others. Here is a list of the strategies I am seeing the more resilient couples and families use.

“What I Feel, What I Want, and What I Need”–COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY

Couples have conflicts more frequently during times of transition, such as when getting up in the morning, greeting one another at the end of the day, or getting things ready as kids do evening tasks.

This activity expresses each partner’s priorities quickly and clearly so both partners can work together, prioritizing needs and recognizing the feelings and wants of each other. 

5 Tips for Self-care in Times of Stress and During COVID–BLOG

This is a time of stress for most of us. The media surrounds us with news of death and exposure numbers. The government initiates increasingly restrictive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Predictable realities, such as being able to buy toilet paper, are no longer predictable. Routine social connections are being discouraged. By ActivelyContinue reading “5 Tips for Self-care in Times of Stress and During COVID–BLOG”