Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

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...

April 17, 2020

During a crisis such as Covid-19 people have time to be reflective about their past. Because everyone is shut in, there’s more time for scrolling social media and decluttering the house. It’s not uncommon to find photos, letters, books and other things you shared with...

April 15, 2020

Most of the United States has been ordered to stay home to helps save lives from Covid-19. You’re working from home, teaching your children from home, making and sharing meals at home and surrounded by each other 24/7. Nerves are getting frazzled and we hear more about...

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 3, 2020

Before COVID-19 we didn’t worry about who we were meeting or if we would risk lives by meeting someone for a coffee date. With most people in the United States practice social distancing, dating practices have changed overnight. Meeting up in person is risky, sharing a...

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...

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