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Stress, Anxiety and Grief when Changing Jobs

Nothing like a job change to bring on stress, anxiety and grief.  Whether it was your choice or a decision by management to “go in a different direction,” a flood of thoughts and emotions go through your head.  If it was you who quit, you may feel the rushed responsibility to complete work so that the ball doesn’t get dropped...[ read more ]

Grief from Loss of a Relationship

Break up, divorce, or dissolving a relationship is really tough mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.  It is the death of a former relationship, and like the actual death of a loved one, produces symptoms of grief.  Sleep disturbances, whether it be in the form of insomnia or wanting to just sleep most of the time, loss of energy/fatigue, loss of...[ read more ]

 Health Anxiety- Googling Down the Rabbit Hole

Worry comes in all shapes and sizes and from different sources, but a common one is worry over one’s health symptoms.  Recently fueled by Covid-19, there is a great deal of awareness on physical conditions and now you find yourself conducting internet searches on symptoms. What you may find can turn out to be quite alarming and ignite anxiety. Let’s...[ read more ]

Grief and the Thanoversary- Anniversary of the Death of a Loved One

“He died a year ago today…it’s been five years now since the death of… 22 years ago my sweetheart passed…” These time markers- a year, 2 years, 10, 30 years etc. are hard. We go through the day-to-day life without the person, dealing with the grief, having some fair or even good days and some rough, but somehow the day...[ read more ]

Driving Anxiety or Driving Phobia
Driving with Decreased Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety when driving is a common experience with those who worry or stress, and can be especially evident after a car accident.  Something scary happened to you or a loved one while on the road and you are now stressed about driving or being a passenger when others drive.  You get in the car, and then you start feeling it....[ read more ]

Depersonalization and Derealization in Anxiety and Panic- Feeling like You’re not Real

Those people who have never experienced this super unsettling, confusing, and frightening feeling may think it’s really cool or interesting.  But when you look at your hand and it looks like it’s moving under water, or like it’s a video game version of your hand, well that’s terrifying.  You start to question all of your reality, like what’s real and...[ read more ]

Grief and “The Messy Middle”

There comes a time in your grief journey when you have experienced the initial loss and are now waiting for “the time” when things can go “back to normal.”  In the United States, we have adopted this idea of it being on a certain timeline.  Your work may define it as 2 or 3 days, friends and family may define...[ read more ]

Resilience in Grief- A Silver Lining from Adversity

One thing that Covid 19 has done as it continues to take its toll in our weary world is provide the opportunity and exposure to the power of resiliency, the “bouncing back” from a difficult time or event. There has been such an abundance of loss this last year. So many people have lost loved ones, relationships, jobs. I watch...[ read more ]

Anxiety re: Being with Others – Adjusting Lifestyle as Covid-19 Restrictions Lift

As you begin to go out into public, return to work, or attend social events, you may notice a level of discomfort or heightened sensitivity to being in physical proximity to others.  For example, I took my daughter to a mall shopping and we both felt uncomfortable with the number of people out and about.  They were not coming too...[ read more ]

Grief When a Child Goes to College- Yes, it’s a Thing

You have been talking about it for years, doing the college visits (in person or online) excited about the new adventure your child will have once there.  All of the planning, packing, purchasing, preparing- some fun, some frustrating (hi teenagers), some stressful. And then she leaves and you feel it.  This underlying sadness, the loss. Your brain comes in and...[ read more ]


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