Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, the toll it’s taking on our healthcare professionals on the front line is overwhelming. Seeing their faces and hearing their stories of grief, helplessness, and utter exhaustion breaks our hearts. Hospital emplo...

April 8, 2020

No one would have wished this pandemic on anyone anywhere in the world, but it has a become one we’re all battling. Within that battle is a sense of working together with the world, seeing other countries going through a similar experience where grief and joy are share...

April 1, 2020

Parents are trying hard to do it all. Homeschooling kids, entertaining little ones, working from home, and trying to keep everyone on schedule creates a lot of stress and anxiety. It’s a difficult job under ordinary conditions let alone during an uncertain and frighten...

March 24, 2020

Was it two weeks ago or three that we noticed more people talking about the novel coronavirus and taking precautions? It seems like we’re living in another world as stores are stripped clean of hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and daily living essentials. Coughs and sneez...

March 20, 2020

If you’ve felt alienated and as if you were living an alternative existence you’re not alone. Experts are warning people with underlying anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders that although social distancing is important to prevent the spread of Covid-19...

March 18, 2020

It almost sounds glamorous when you envision being stuck inside with the one you love and not having to go to work or worry about school schedules, and it would be if we had planned it and had control over the plans. However, while Covid-19 keeps us home with those we...

March 13, 2020

It would have seemed impossible for a virus that began in China to eventually spread throughout the world, pushing cities everywhere to adjust to a new normal. It’s been surreal for many of us to watch the cancellation of the Houston Rodeo, travel bans to Europe, and t...

March 6, 2020

It’s Spring Break and, even if you can’t get off from work, afford a trip, or your trip has been cancelled, don’t let that discourage you from taking a break with your children. A week with the children at home is an opportunity for families to improve communication, t...

February 28, 2020

Political debates, stock market fluctuations, and the coronavirus can be frightening, uncontrollable happenings. The uncertainty leaves many couples struggling with high levels of stress. When stress is a normal part of daily living, couples become immune to warning si...

January 24, 2020

News from the British royal family revealed a situation that is becoming more and more prevalent among young people everywhere. It may seem drastic that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan had to break up and move away from their family to achieve space for each other and...

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