Travel Your Way to Better Mental Health
Have you recently caught yourself daydreaming about your next big trip? You’re not alone. For many individuals and families, summer vacations are top of mind this time of the year. A 2022 survey by The Vacationer found that more than 80% of American adult participants intended to travel last summer. Wherever the destination and whatever […]
How Divorce Could Impact Your Mental Health
When it comes to your health, do you think beyond the physical aspects to include your emotional, psychological, and social well-being? Mental health is more difficult to measure, but it’s equally important. And as we’re reminded every May during Mental Health Month, it’s something everyone should care about. Many factors can contribute to mental health […]
Maternal Mental Health Matters
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and the occasion is sure to be celebrated with greeting cards, flowers, and other thoughtful gifts. It’s a great time to reach out to the mothers you know to see how they’re doing and remind them how important they are. Moms certainly deserve the attention and appreciation! There is so […]
Why Do Couples Divorce?
Over the years, extensive research has been conducted to explore the fluctuation in divorce rates. It’s a complicated topic, with most couples citing more than one factor driving their decision to end a marriage. Several questionnaires and studies have been implemented as a way to uncover the reasons behind the high rate of divorce. And […]
How a Gratitude Journal Might Improve Your Mental Health
It’s not uncommon for people to take stock of their physical health and then take steps to improve it, whether setting a daily goal of 10,000 steps or cutting back on sugary treats. Although mental health tends to get less attention, goals to improve your emotional well-being are equally important and attainable. One realistic goal […]
The Benefits of Separation Before Divorce
When marital problems feel insurmountable, divorce may be the first thought that comes to mind. But you can take other steps before making the very serious decision to end a marriage. A trial separation is one option. This informal agreement between spouses is an opportunity to take a break from the relationship and live apart […]
The Link Between Remote Work and Loneliness
When the pandemic hit and many people started working from home, no one lamented the loss of daily commutes and dimly lit cubicles. Almost overnight, workers could enjoy more time with their families, less stress commonly associated with getting to and from work, and greater flexibility throughout the day. It didn’t take people long to […]
How Can Older Couples Avoid Gray Divorce?
Last month on the blog I talked about the rising rate of divorce in older couples, many of whom are calling it quits after decades together. In fact, more than 40 percent of adults 50 to 74 years old have been divorced, according to the United States Census Bureau. Longer life expectancies, retirement, and economic […]
How to Talk to Your Child About Active Shooter Drills
Mass shootings are a terrible reality. Whiles it’s painful to imagine your child being exposed to that kind of threat, parents, teachers and school administrators can and should work together to help prepare students for a potential active shooter situation. In most schools, this includes lockdown procedures, which can be scary for kids even when […]
What’s Behind the Rise in Gray Divorce?
“Gray divorce” hasn’t made it into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary yet, but the term is likely to be eligible soon. It’s been widely used for years now to describe divorce among older adults, particularly those who have been married for decades. High profile splits are bringing gray divorce into the spotlight, along with a growing prevalence […]