Knowing you are not alone,knowing that feeling a deep loss after abortion is normal and knowing that grief after abortion is greatly misunderstood by those who haven’t walked the journey, are important pieces in reaching a place of closure after your voluntary pregnancy termination.
New Year festivities is over, all of sudden the year is getting too busy. Deadlines at work, early Flu season, upcoming Valentine's Day all are adding up. I won't blame you if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. Do you wonder why it happens? Understanding a bit of how our brain works might give you some idea.
I’m sure it started earlier than this but I began to notice it when I was pregnant with my first child. “You shouldn’t drink wine, or eat peanut butter or shell fish. Don’t gain more than 30 pounds (which I misunderstood to mean per month vs. the whole pregnancy).” “You should read aloud to your baby in vitro so that they will be able to read earlier.” “You shouldn’t be stressed out when you are pregnant, it’s bad for the baby.”
I heard a great story years ago about a kid whose mom asked him to make her some eggs. She instructed him to scramble one and fry the other. He, being a “good egg” and of course wanting to please his mother, did just that. He stood and beamed proudly before his mother, presenting her with what he understood to be the answer to her heart’s (or stomach’s, if you will) desire; eggs, one scrambled, the other perfectly fried! “Oh. NO!” she protested.
The holiday season can be full of joy or full of stress, which is for you? The difference between finding joy or feeling stressed during the holidays can come from the areas of emotion, physical activities, and diet. How you deal with your emotions and how you emotionally deal with the holidays can determine whether you have joy or stress during that time. For example, if you have relationship difficulties with family members or past hurtful memories, the holidays have a way of making you feel worse. I remember a woman who felt generally happy through t
Dear Dr. Romance: I read some of the things you stated about marriage and why people divorce. I am feeling overwhelmed lately to the point I just want out. I have been married for over 17 years. We have 2 school-age children together. I am in school full time and work full time and still have a household to run. Can you please help me find a counselor? You are a blessing to all who reads and speak with you. Keep doing your daily work. God Bless.
Frustrations are so annoying, aren’t they? Seems like they always hit us when we’re not in the mood or when we don’t have time for them. The goal of this article is to give you some new insights into frustration so you’ll realize that staying frustrated about something is a choice within your control. We’ll review the causes, the costs, the surprising benefits and some alternatives to feeling unavoidably frustrated. Then I’ll offer some new ideas to try next time frustration knocks at your door and tries to ruin your day.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Stressed? Need to pause for a moment? This mini-meditation is for those who find it difficult to meditate the academic way, and/or have little time to do it. Meditation is a powerful source of health and well-being. Even if you do not have enough free time to practice regularly and fully, a few moments of deep breathing while working on specific acupressure points are enough to help you calm down and center.
I always want women to feel empowered enough to never be a man's doormat. There is nothing that feels worse than compromising your self-esteem in the name of 'love'. Love should make you feel great. It should make you feel like the best you there is. Love lifts us, it doesn't put us under the shoes of an ungrateful man. When you feel like a doormat, you are not experiencing love, you are seeking acceptance, and in love, there should already be acceptance.
Your life has been going fairly smooth. You really don’t have anything to complain about. You have all the necessities. You’re in a decent relationship. Everything is status quo. So why do you feel so “bad?” For some of you, feeling “bad” might equate to feeling “indifferent” or it might precipitate anger or resentment? Regardless of what emotion it evokes, you are left feeling confused. Believe me, I understand. I have been here, more times that I would like to admit.
Why Am I So Tired? I’ve been reading about fatigue in women and there seems to be an element that is rarely mentioned---that of being underwhelmed in life. Could you be feeling underwhelmed? Ask yourself these questions: What am I doing today that will give me pleasure or provide me with a sense of accomplishment? Do I have a good friend or two that I can interact with in an honest and forthright manner? What is the most rewarding thing in my life now?
I am not an avid tennis player but I like to smack the ball around every now and then, so when my daughter asked if I wanted to play, I was up for the challenge. What I noticed almost immediately was, my fine-tuned aim always landed the ball within a two to three foot radius of where she was standing. In other words, she hardly had to do any moving - aside from raising her arm up every now and then to return the ball to me. I on the other hand was doing more diving, sprinting, grunting, groaning, and leaping then what I can remember in recent history.