Hello to a new normal! The new normal for a lot of us is now to live with your partner nearly 24/7 - especially if you are both working from home. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is married to an entrepreneur, we have been living this scenario for the last 20 years. I’ve got tips for you on how to ride out our self-imposed quarantine without driving your partner crazy. Tip 1: Stress First, let’s just address the elephant in the room. Stress. In our lifetime, i
I came across some helpful ideas of ways we can take care of our mental health during this coronavirus experience. In times of fear and anxiety it can be important to know how to prioritize self-care and our mental health. These are some of the ideas from the American Foundation for Suicide prevention: Separate what is in your control from what is not. Do what helps you feel a sense of safety Get outside in nature–even if you are avoiding crowds. Challenge yourself to stay in
I recently visited Hawaii with my family. While there, I often stood in awe of the expansive banyan trees throughout the island. Standing under a banyan tree you'll notice that from the large thick branches is what looks like hanging vines. However, they are roots. These roots are called prop roots, they hang downwards and ultimately penetrate the ground providing support to the branches above.
I've thought a lot about the concept of prop roots since admiring the majesty o