Getting Out of the Quarantine Slump

Getting Out of the Quarantine Slump By: Silva Depanian, MA, AMFT, CAMC Have you noticed your energy flagging lately? How about feeling low motivation and poor mental health? Over the last few weeks in quarantine, I myself have had to make some ment ...

Managing Stress Related to COVID-19

Managing Stress Related to COVID-19 In recent weeks, many of us are experiencing strong emotions related to the growing concerns over COVID-19. Everyday seems to bring more reports of confirmed cases and that number continues to rise according to the ...

Road Rage to Mindful Driving

Road Rage to Mindful Driving Anger is often triggered by feelings of loss of control, being unseen or unheard, or experiencing injustice. It is our body’s “alarm system” to tell us that something is not ok. Driving and anger do not mix well together b ...

Avoidance

Avoidance There is an assumption that when we avoid a stressful situation, we are burying our heads in the sand and not really dealing with the issue. Which is true in one aspect. There are times when avoidance is a wise way to handle stressful situat ...

Pace Yourself

A marathon runner must learn how to pace themselves throughout the race to avoid burnout. Pace yourself is defined as “doing something at a speed that is steady and that allows one to continue without becoming too tired.” There is a constant and steady p ...

Dealing With Unaccomplished Goals

One of the major stressors at this time of the year, is taking stock and realizing the plans we made in the beginning of the year have not been accomplished. This can be discouraging. Instead of focusing on what has not been done; Take time to identif ...

Assumptions & Expectations

Most cases than not, we interchange these two. Assumptions are defined as “a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.” Expectations are defined as “a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.” Th ...

So You’re Stuck In Bed: Now What?

When you tell a healthy person that you’re sick and stuck in bed, the usual reactions range from,  “I hope you feel better soon,” to, “that sounds like a nice break.” However, when you have a chronic illness, which may include chronic fatigue syndro ...