Navigating Mother’s Day with Postpartum Anxiety
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms out there! (If you don’t feel like an amazing mom, don’t stop reading. You are not alone.) For mothers experiencing postpartum anxiety, Mother’s Day can bring up a range of complex emotions that can be difficult to navigate.
What is Therapy like at Serenity Solutions?
You’ve been struggling for a while and are now considering therapy. If you’ve been following the past few posts, you have learned what gets in the way of going to therapy and how to find the right therapist for you. Now you are wondering what therapy at Serenity Solutions would be like.
How to Find the Right Therapist
If you read last month’s blog post and you’re ready to start therapy, Congratulations! Choosing to start therapy is a big decision but it is an amazing investment in your mental health.
What’s Getting in the Way of Starting Therapy Now?
If you’re on the fence about starting therapy, I understand why. We live in an age when our mental health is more important than ever, but there’s still a stigma attached to it. You may have tried therapy before and found it ineffective or unhelpful for you personally—or maybe you never even made it to your first session because fear got in the way.
How to Manage Stress When Anger Looms
If you find yourself getting angry more often than you’d like, it may be time to take an interest in reducing your stress levels. It’s the weekend. You come home from an afternoon with friends. The sink is full of dishes from breakfast and lunch
Mom Rage: It’s Not Just You
If you think you’re “crazy” because you’re going through bouts of rage as a new mom, think again. Being a mom today is tough, and many, many moms are experiencing rage from the overwhelm, anxiety, and depression they face while trying to manage life and parenthood.
Overcoming the worry barrier to self-care practices
Do you ever struggle to commit to self-care practices because incessant worry crops up whenever you consider following through? We’ve all been there. Whether you’re trying to exercise, eat healthy, get a good night’s sleep, or participate in hobbies, getting started is not easy. For those of us who struggle with anxiety, “what if” thoughts often get in the way, convincing us it’s not worth it.
The How To’s of Assertive Communication
Your partner calls. They’re screaming because you forgot to pick up the kids. They’ve been waiting for two hours. Remorse envelopes you. They say you are worthless. Your stomach drops. You feel low as you drive to get your kids. When you arrive, the kids are okay, but the word worthless, and the screaming, stick with you all week.
How to Manage Anger Towards the One You Love
If you’ve ever made it past the honeymoon phase of an intimate relationship, you’ve probably experienced anger towards your partner and a fight or two. Even people in healthy, loving relationships can get so angry that they consider breaking up. Once we calm down, it can feel tempting to stuff the feelings and hope they don’t show up again.