How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

September 15, 2020By Jane AdesAnxiety, General

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs … Read More

Tips for Coping with Social Isolation

September 7, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

Humans are social creatures and we don’t do well in isolation. That’s exactly why state penitentiaries punish prisoners by putting them into solitary confinement. It causes them great mental anguish. Many of us have felt like prisoners in solitary confinement over the last couple of months because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. And … Read More

5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

August 24, 2020By Jane AdesAnxiety

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make … Read More

Therapy vs. Antidepressants – Which One is Better?

August 3, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

If you are someone who has been experiencing depression, you may recognize that you need help, but you may be confused as to what therapies will work best for you. In today’s world, where there seems to be a pill to treat pretty much everything, many people assume that a prescribed antidepressant is the best … Read More

Are You Doing Self-Care All Wrong?

July 24, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

The topic of self-care is one that has been discussed openly and often over the past decade. But for many, the concept of self-care is one that is still a bit mysterious, if not downright confusing. What Is Self-Care? First, self-care is a practice and a commitment we make to ourselves. It is any activity … Read More

5 Truths to Keep our Relationships Alive and Viable

July 6, 2020By Jane AdesRelationships

Are you seeking quiet time for yourself? Do you miss connecting with your partner? Throughout the years I’ve been practicing, couples often talk about the wish to spend more time at home with each other and their family. So, here we are during Covid-19, able and available for family togetherness. Yet, for many families, this … Read More

Normative Male Alexithymia: Let’s Talk About It

June 24, 2020By Jane AdesMen's Issues

There’s an old joke that goes a little something like this: Two women sit next to one another in the park, chatting. The first woman turns to the other and asks, “Does your husband talk to you?” And the other woman replies, “All the time! He asks me what’s for dinner, he asks me if … Read More

Fighting Loneliness During Quarantine

May 28, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

Not many of us have ever experienced the kind of isolation that this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. While quarantine for some has been a welcomed break from the hustle and bustle of life and a chance to spend more quality time with the family, for others it has been an incredibly lonely experience away … Read More