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Mom Rage: It’s Not Just You

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.

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Overcoming the worry barrier to self-care practices

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.

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The How To’s of Assertive Communication

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.

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How to Manage Anger Towards the One You Love

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.

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Experiencing postpartum anxiety? You’re not alone.

Experiencing postpartum anxiety? You’re not alone.

Postpartum depression may get more attention in public airwaves, but postpartum anxiety is actually more common. If you’re a new parent coping with overwhelming worry and self-doubt, research-based mindfulness techniques can begin to turn things around.

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How to cope with war-related anxiety

How to cope with war-related anxiety

Amid headlines and images of the Russia-Ukraine war, a new layer of anxiety has set in. In our practice, clients—already coping with pandemic-related stressors and all of the other life stressors that exist outside of a pandemic—express worries

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Social Anxiety During the Holidays

Social Anxiety During the Holidays

The winter holidays are a time to come together with friends and family, reflect on the year we’ve had, and look forward to the year ahead. For some people, these holidays are rooted in important religious beliefs. For others, they’re more about family and cultural traditions. However you celebrate, the winter holidays are a uniquely social time, meant to be celebrated joyously with others.

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Gratitude and Antiracism

Gratitude and Antiracism

Thanksgiving brings up conflicting emotions for many of us. While it’s certainly a pleasure to have time to commune with family and friends, reflect on what we’re thankful for, and prepare for the winter holidays, the celebration can feel bittersweet when we think about the holiday’s colonial roots.

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Mental Health Myths

Mental Health Myths

October 10th was World Mental Health Day! This international holiday focuses on raising awareness about mental health issues and increasing access to mental health care. We at Serenity Solutions are incredibly passionate about these issues, and in honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re going to debunk some common myths about mental health.

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