8 Effective Coping Mechanisms for Stress

The imaginative thinkers of past years thought our 21st Century lives would be free from stress, replete with leisure pursuits and time for self-actualization. They couldn’t have been more mistaken. Yes, our lives are filled to bursting with technology and other marvels, and we’ve never had greater access to entertainment or travel. The machines that were supposed to make our lives easier, like microwaves, washing machines, mechanized farming implements, telephones, and computers have all certainly made our lives more efficient and comfortable. However, Americans [...]

Practical Ways to Find Single Mom Help

If you’re a single mom, you know that single mom help is needed in many ways. Here are practical ways you can get help for the needs you have. Emotional single mom help Being a single mother can be emotionally challenging. It’s important to take care of your emotional well-being to be able to effectively care for your children. Here are some tips for finding emotional support: Connect with other single mothers. Sharing your experiences with others who understand what you’re going through [...]

Dealing with Anxiety Before and After Elections

Every time there is an election, there is a lot of tension and anxiety. Which candidate is the better choice is not the topic of this article. Additionally, it is not a political analysis of the implications of the outcome for our nation. It is best to leave that up to the political commentators. This article focuses on dealing with anxiety pre- and post-election and is about humanity, decency, and composure.Control your reactions.Remember that while you have no control over the election’s outcome, you [...]

Night Terrors in Children: Signs, Causes, and What to Do

It is not uncommon for children to have nightmares so frightening that they wake up screaming and crying. Nightmares are different from night terrors in children, however. During a night terror, the child is still asleep though he or she might be sitting upright in bed, shouting, crying, or displaying fear. It is distressing to watch, and it can be impossible to comfort the child because he or she is still technically asleep, but night terrors cause no lasting harm. After having a [...]

PTSD and Moral Injury

PTSD is pretty much a household name these days, but I don’t like the term, “disorder.” Throughout my career, I have worked with military veterans and survivors of abuse. I don’t see this as a disorder, but an injury. It is a normal response to abnormal events. Many survivors have harsh expectations of themselves, ignoring the effects of the injury. This is the hard work – the “rehab.” You find out you are not alone in your recovery and rehab. You can have [...]

The Advantages of Being Single

Being single can be exhausting, particularly if you weren’t the one who ended the relationship. It’s easy to let your mind wander back to happier times and fantasize about what might have been. However, allowing yourself to become mired in the past is detrimental to your development and inhibits your ability to move on to better things.To make the most of the opportunities for growth and enjoyment that come with singlehood, you must first accept the reality of your situation. The following twelve advantages [...]