Celebrating Mother’s Day after Your Divorce

If you’re recently divorced, you already know that holidays look different than they did in the past. And if you have children, those changes may be even more dramatic. This is especially true on Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day), holidays that highlight the role of being a parent. With any luck–or with careful planning–you’ll be […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, the United States has been observing Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health America (MHA) started the event with the purpose of raising awareness and educating people about mental illnesses. Today several organizations run campaigns throughout the month of May, with the green ribbon acting as the official international symbol of mental health awareness. […]

April is National Stress Awareness Month

8 Tips to Help Reduce the Stress in Your Life Life gives you many reasons to be stressed. From work deadlines to buying a house to watching the daily news on TV, you may be constantly bombarded with challenges and demands that seem too daunting to manage. And although your body is wired to handle […]

Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side?

Do you always seem to want what you don’t have? Does someone else’s life appear to be better than your own? Do you daydream about a fantasy future that is far superior to the present? If any or all of these sound familiar, you could be struggling with what we unofficially call “the grass is […]

Discover the Many Benefits of Traveling Alone

When the first signs of spring arrive, many people start making travel plans for the warm-weather months. There’s just something about sunny skies and a break in the weather that make vacation planning top of mind. If you’re recently divorced, however, you may be wondering what vacations will look like without the company of your […]

Curb Your Tendency to Overreact

Perhaps life has gotten especially busy, and suddenly you find yourself overreacting to things that you once easily ignored or dismissed. Or maybe you’re more inclined to overreact in certain situations or with certain people. It’s also possible that you could be overreacting more now than you did in the past. Whatever the case, almost […]

Dating After Divorce: Are You Ready?

After another trip around the sun, Valentine’s Day is here once again. Depending on your current romantic situation, that could be good news–or bad. Sure, it’s a “Hallmark holiday”, and to some extent it can be easily ignored. But if you’re recently divorced or in the process of a divorce, this Valentine’s Day may look […]

Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Social Media Behavior?

In a recent interview with Kennedy Chase at Spectrum News 1 Ohio about the Social Media Parental Notification Act, we talked about whether parents should be concerned about the time their child spends on social media. The short answer is yes. That’s the reason behind legislation that was scheduled to go into effect on January […]

More Americans are Staying Single

It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it comes no shortage of statistics about the year we’ve left behind. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, it’s likely you’ve been bombarded with more than just a few of them. One finding that recently caught my attention stated that […]

New Year’s Resolution 2024: Take Care of Your Mental Health

The holidays have come and gone, and now it’s time to focus on the New Year. For many people, that means establishing some resolutions (also known as personal decisions to do something or not to do something). Often, the focus is on losing weight, spending more time at the gym, or reaching a new sales […]