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 […]

Being More Social Could Improve Your Mental Health

Winter is here, and that means you’re probably spending more time indoors. Although you may not feel as confined as you did during the early part of the COVID pandemic, you may not be leaving the house as much because you’ve discovered the benefits of working, learning, and shopping from home.  Unfortunately, this type of […]

Conflicted About Where to Spend the Holidays?

Spending time with family is a central theme of the holiday season. Movies and songs alike highlight the joy of celebrating with loved ones, while also poking fun at the drama that often comes with it.  But for many couples—especially newlyweds—conflicts often arise about where to spend the holidays. If this sounds like you, here […]

Shopping Addiction: A Heightened Risk during the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and with them come plenty of advertisements encouraging you to shop and spend. If you’re like some people, you may be tempted to buy more than you need, and you may even treat yourself to an unnecessary purchase just to boost your mood. Although this kind of shopping is often […]

Navigating Your First Post-Divorce Thanksgiving

If you’re recently divorced, the holidays will likely look a lot different moving forward. The changes are especially difficult if you have children. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, rest assured that there are things you can do to make it easier—and even enjoyable—both for you and your kids. Start by understanding your custody arrangement. […]

The Many Benefits of Gratitude

When you think of Thanksgiving, it’s understandable if the first things to pop in your head range from turkeys to parades. It’s also one of the busiest travel days of the year as friends and families come together to share a meal and other traditions. As the name suggests, however, gratitude is at the holiday’s […]

When Money Issues Threaten to Derail Your Relationship

It’s no secret that money can cause problems in any relationship—even if you haven’t tied the knot. Financial issues can surface for a number of reasons, from problems with debt to irrational spending habits and more. Personality factors play a big role as well, particularly when one person is a spender and the other is […]

The Benefits of a Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day takes place every year on October 10. The objective of this day is to: Create awareness and reduce stigmas about mental health issues Encourage individuals and workplaces to prioritize their mental health Keep in mind that you can take your own personal mental health day any time throughout the year. Although […]

Is your relationship experiencing rocky times?

Whether you’re a teenager who’s just starting to date or you’ve been married to the same person for 40 years, it’s natural to want a healthy relationship that leads to greater happiness and less stress. If the relationship you’re in is not harmonious, it’s possible you’re going through a rocky period that could lead to […]