One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

Engage in the familiar Troubling anniversaries can shake your sense of “ normalcy ” and make you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, a social psychologist at Hope College, notes that helping others fosters a sense of meaning, purpose, and even feelings of happiness.

'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

When they were old enough to understand I said, “we don’t live with daddy anymore, he hurt mummy and we need to be a in a safe and happy place.” In the first year the children had some contact with him via Skype.

The Transformational Power of Love

The Transformational Power of Love

But since there isn’t, let’s take advantage of a day that focuses on love to think about supporting young people to rise to their potential, even and especially if they’ve endured challenging lives.

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Here's how to send love, valentines cards, to sick children

Lylah, an 8-year-old patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, holds up some of the sweet dinosaur-themed Valentine’s Day cards she and others will receive. One of three Valentine's Day cards you can send to a patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

Take Your Time Source: Pixaby Breaking up can trigger chemical, emotional and physical reactions that cause you to feel lonely, unloveable, depressed and worthless. Good Grief Source: Pixabay Along with breaking up comes the loss of a relationship with your ex, some mutual friends, and your ex’s family.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

Returning now to the relationship between workaholism and that soloist performer mentality, the Norwegian study suggests that people adopt this approach to life when they lack specific guidance on how else to behave when a job needs to be completed.

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

Examples of love-sustaining behaviors include investing time and effort in what will support and strengthen our loved one; sharing with him or her a significant part of our thoughts, hopes, and feelings, including those we usually don't share with strangers; doing together various activities; creating circumstances that would allow us to experience things together; emphasizing to our loved one that she or he are special to us; and helping our loved one cope with physical and emotional difficulties.

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

Something to Consider This Valentine's Day

She often says, “the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships.” Yet, Dr. Perel argues that in modern day world, never have we expected more from our intimate relationships and at the same time feel the intense weight of expectation around them.

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

9 Reasons Why People Resist Starting Therapy

Much like setting the frequency and duration of treatment, you ultimately set the pace of therapy, and your therapist is there to help the process along in a way that feels comfortable to you.

5 Ways to Express Your Love to an Adult Child

5 Ways to Express Your Love to an Adult Child

Feeling the need to be central, you might hear yourself giving unasked for advice or making critical comments about an adult child's significant other in a conspiratorial tone.

Parents Need to Agree on How to Raise Their Children

When parents bump heads on how to raise their children, not only do they give themselves reasons to argue, but they also work against the interests of the child. Others may feel their children are responsible for their marital problems.

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Sure enough, writing about arousal put students in what the study called a “mating mood.” People in a mating mood were motivated to “find someone attractive you are interested in,” while students in the happiness group were more motivated by “enjoying yourself and having fun.” Then participants imagined they owned a fictional workout tracker and rated their likelihood of sharing various posts.

The best duvet covers of 2019, according to sleep experts

The best duvet covers of 2019, according to sleep experts

Really, it's mostly about looks and texture preference: "Our bedrooms should be treated as a sleep sanctuary, and and if the color and feel of your duvet cover make you feel calm, then you are off to a good start," Fish said.

Fall-detection technology and 3 home gadgets that will improve your life

Fall-detection technology and 3 home gadgets that will improve your life

Lou Manfredini, the host of "Home Smarts," stopped by the show to share some and easily-installed products that can transform your space. The fall-detecting smart home device TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety)

While she thinks a more inclusive name like "perinatal mood and anxiety disorders" might help women, she said being open makes the biggest difference.

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

From this perspective, it is easy to see why moms feeling solely responsible for managing their children’s well-being may take a particularly strong toll on their own well-being. When moms feel solely responsible for managing household tasks, they often feel unappreciated.

Electricity rebate: How to claim your energy rebate with only one month to go

Electricity rebate: How to claim your energy rebate with only one month to go

All NSW families are eligible for the Family Energy Rebate as long as they have received a Family Tax Benefit in the last year. You also need to have received confirmation from the DHS that your family is eligible for a tax benefit for that year.

Raising A Child With Grit

Raising A Child With Grit

Sympathy, or feeling sorry for a child, tempts a parent to fix the child’s problems. Empathy empowers kids to trust how they feel so they are secure enough to fix the problem themselves.

What 2.38 am feels like when you’re a mum

What 2.38 am feels like when you’re a mum

In fact, you’re in the best kind of company—with mums all around the world." I am not new to this getting up in the middle of the night gig. Sometimes it feels like frustration that this couldn’t be a magic night of sleep.

Cultivating Resilience: Parenting Tough Kids Isn't Easy

Cultivating Resilience: Parenting Tough Kids Isn't Easy

Beyond the daily challenges of managing their mood and behavior and your understandable concerns about your child, you are dealing with something really hard and a part of parenting that’s likely not what you expected. 1. Take stock of the impact: Parenting an anxious child is HARD.

Jana Kramer on how she feels 'judged' for not breastfeeding son

Jana Kramer on how she feels 'judged' for not breastfeeding son

"It’s just frustrating when women are like, 'Breast milk is the best.' I understand that — (they) don’t need to tell me something that I (already) know." Still, she said, moms shouldn't have to defend their decisions to anyone.

Jamie Otis on What's 'OK to Say' to Women Who Miscarried

Jamie Otis on What's 'OK to Say' to Women Who Miscarried

“I think like, at a personal level though, if you’re having a conversation with someone who’s going through something like this or has gone through a loss, definitely don’t try to say the right thing,” the reality star, 32, who previously miscarried son Johnathan in 2016, explained.

6 Tips for Compassionate Listening

6 Tips for Compassionate Listening

Compassionate listening is a critical skill for a strong relationship, so that your partner feels cared for and understood. Here are six key elements of listening compassionately to your partner when he or she wants to share their feelings.

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death

As someone grieving the loss of my mother 2 months ago, this seems just right to me.” A father wrote: “My kids died five and a half years ago.

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

If we go back to the origin of a behavior that we deplore, we find these 7 causes (you will notice that the intention to harm is not there): In order to take into account these 7 causes and to propose alternatives that encourage cooperation, I invite you to take the following steps: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate Invent a game “Can all cars go into the box before the timer rings?

Getting Lost at the DMV

Getting Lost at the DMV

In my imagination, this young man was independent and competent, the kind of person who is organized about such things as getting his driver’s license renewed on time.

Narcissism Versus Empathy

Narcissism Versus Empathy

In addition to the misinterpretation of empathy, the studies did not control for subjects who had diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorders. Still, the study did not specifically control for subjects who may have an undiagnosed personality disorder and, therefore, struggle with empathy.

'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel is pregnant — see the adorable announcement

'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel is pregnant — see the adorable announcement

“I'm eating for two,” she wrote in the caption of a photo of a pair of baby Nikes before listing how she's fitting all the stereotypes of a pregnant woman. Baby shoes. Baby clothes. I've got baby apps.

Keeping Your Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

Keeping Your Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

While we will never be able to keep our children 100% safe, knowing the facts and teaching our children to identify situations that make them feel uncomfortable and how to handle them and to reach out to adults for help may decrease the likelihood they will be abused.

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