Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

July 29, 2020

Friends are a necessary lifeline during hard times. According to author Lydia Denworth, the saying, “life is about survival of the fittest,” should actually be, “life is about survival of the friendliest,” during a pandemic. Our friends are often our top support system...

July 23, 2020

How do you describe yourself to others? How do you describe others to yourself? What do you tell yourself about the situation we’re currently in? Chances are, if you’re feeling limited in your life, a large part of that may be the labels and tags you attach yourself to...

July 17, 2020

Staying positive during uncertain times is important, unless it means denying what you really feel to fit in with how you think you should feel. Losing touch with reality and pretending you’re happy when your world is on the brink of disaster is not mentally healthy. I...

July 10, 2020

The pandemic, the death of George Floyd, and a turbulent election year have created the perfect storm of anxiety, frustration, and fear in the hearts of many Americans. People are working from home, stressing about their health and job status and quarantining with no e...

June 3, 2020

You have spent the past 10 weeks together – working from home, exercising from home, and schooling from home. Normal routines like going to the gym or meeting up with friends are put on hold, and the stress of losing a job or getting sick is starting to affect couples....

May 18, 2020

As restrictions are lifted and people begin a new normal, the virus is still very much out there. Many people are ready to try to normalize and pretend there is no threat, while others are reluctant and concerned that moving too fast could expose them or their loved on...

Are you feeling more drained, irritable, and less motivated to do the things you normally would have done with ease? With the pandemic has come an onslaught of emotions, including fear, anger, worry, and frustration that life will never be normal again. Most of us have...

April 29, 2020

Mental health surveys on the effects of COVID-19 are revealing an increase in PTSD symptoms among all individuals. That includes those working on the front lines, parents sheltering in place with children, employees working remotely from home from the first time, and t...

April 24, 2020

With the pandemic, we have been asked to shelter-in-place, meaning thousands have lost their jobs. The income they depended on to pay their rent and living essentials disappeared overnight. The loss of your job, income, and livelihood can leave you in a state of shock....

April 21, 2020

There is no perfect relationship, and all relationships struggle with conflict, misunderstanding, and frustration from time to time. However, when you add stressors like a pandemic, job loss, and being confined with the same people every hour of every day, relationship...

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