It’s been 14 months since most of North Carolina shut down, and just as spring is showing her loveliest self, we’re seeing a partial return to the way life used to be. No, Covid-19 is not over. (Will it ever be?) But
You’ve probably heard before that stress can affect your physical health, but maybe you’ve questioned if it’s really true. Maybe you’ve wondered: Do people say this for attention? Do they exaggerate so you’ll take their stress more seriously? Are they hypochondriacs? Do
Many caregivers experience chronic stress, yet have enough resources to not descend into full-blown burnout. In this case, parents and caregivers are often lulled into thinking: I can push through this. What choice do I have anyway?This will never change. Why bother
In the last post you may have recognized yourself. You know you’re burned out, you know why, and you’re afraid of the consequences, but you don’t know what to do. The solutions I’m about to suggest are anything but simple. For most
Are you overwhelmingly exhausted in parenting? Are you feeling emotional distance from your children? Are you feeling completely ineffective in your parenting? Do you sometimes dream of escaping? You’re likely experiencing parental burnout. Yes, it’s a real thing. This is not in
Years ago 10 minutes to myself sounded ridiculous. How could 10 minutes possibly help? Well, first of all, you have to start somewhere. Those of us who resist self-care, those of us who roll our eyes at the suggestion or believe we
Thanksgiving is a mere 21 days away. In a normal year, I encourage people to slow down during the holidays, limiting their activities and savoring the ones they choose. This year, Covid has probably done a lot of the limiting for you.