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Finding Time to Date your Spouse in Parenthood

Finding Time to Date your Spouse in Parenthood

Having kids and starting a family can be a very exciting and rewarding time for a couple, but it can also be a very hard transition. All of sudden, you find your focus is on figuring out how to keep another human alive and putting your child’s needs in front of your...

Feeling Stuck: Resources for Couples

Feeling Stuck: Resources for Couples

 As humans, we are wired for connection. From the moment we are born, our brain is wired to connect and develop relationships. We look towards our parents or caregivers to meet our needs. We know from research on attachment that love and belonging are a significant...

Transitions, Resets, and Themes

Transitions, Resets, and Themes

Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Having difficulty prioritizing your to do list or figuring out what to do next or how to approach a period of time or a situation? Identifying transition points, hitting the reset button and assigning themes can aid in...

Managing Boredom

Managing Boredom

Anybody struggling with restlessness? As the shelter at home remains in place, my family and I have noticed that we are ordering way more take out food than usual. What is your restlessness vice? Snacking? Binge eating? Reaching out to an ex? Vegging on TV? Biting...

Allowing Feelings to Matter

Allowing Feelings to Matter

Over the last few months, I have heard several people say that emotions are bad or will lead us astray. I have met people who made the most logical decision, only to wonder why they later hated that decision. I think our feelings have gotten a bad reputation because...

Hope in the Midst of Grief

Hope in the Midst of Grief

In recent years, weighted blankets have become a thing. I had my first encounter with one over the holidays when visiting family members. While reclining in a chair, my sister-in-law laid the blanket on me like a mantle and I claimed it for the rest of my stay there....

Separating Work and Home

Separating Work and Home

A lot of things about our daily lives are changing because of the Stay at Home order in Illinois. For many who have always gone into an office to work, they are now being asked to work from home.That is not always an easy transition. We have gotten into a daily rhythm...

A Strange Time

A Strange Time

This is a strange time that we are living in! Social distancing, restaurant and businesses temporarily closed, and clorox wipes that are nowhere to be seen has left me singing to myself “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fineee.” The moment that...