Season Changes Get Me Down. Exploring Seasonal Affective Disorder

Raise your hand if you went into this past Summer full force. I don’t know about you, but I was like an animal let out of a cage. Finally, I could go and do what I wanted without the weight of the pandemic fears I had carried for the past two years. Looking back, I can see I was on a personal quest to squeeze every experience out of the sunshine and travel freedom that I could. Let me tell you I did just that. It was exhilarating, travel chaos aside. Fall came in full force and once again I felt supercharged to experience as much of the great outdoors as I could. I hiked, biked, and relished every leaf and it was extraordinary. Living intentionally like I hadn’t in quite some time was amazing. Then the weather shifted and cue a dip in that intentionality that had driven me.

Pre-menopause and Perimenopause: What’s the Difference?

We NEED to talk about pre-menopause and perimenopause! As a woman of a certain age, I find myself shaking my head at the fact no one talks about the time BEFORE menopause. Many of us got a bit of a heads-up about what menstruation is and what it means. I received a lot of information about conception or lack of conception or in my case the ultimate struggle to conceive, but then I was left to investigate on my own. I have worked with countless women who share the same question. Why don’t we learn more about what happens before menopause?

Where Did All My Friends Go? 3 Common Questions a Therapist Gets Asked About Friendships

As a therapist, the subject of friendships ranks securely in the top 5 topics of discussion. Why wouldn’t it? Friendship brings us fulfillment, confidence, a sense of family, security, and don’t forget great memories and many times, a shared history. On the other side of friendship, there can be rejection, anxiety, insecurity, confusion, and pain.