Category Archives: Wellness

10 Coping Tools for Becoming an Empty Nester

Coping Tools for becoming an empty nester

When your children are infants, they’re all-consuming. Every waking moment—and many of your sleeping moments—go into nurturing and caring for them. As they get older, they slowly start to gain their independence. The days of parenting are long, but the years fly by before you know it. One day, your youngest child grows up and […]

10 Healthy Tips for Grieving the End of a Relationship

Healthy Tips for Grieving Relationships

Whether you ended the relationship yourself after serious self-reflection or you never saw it coming, breaking up is hard. It’s normal to feel a sense of profound loss, especially if you’ve been in the relationship for a long time or you thought you’d be together forever. Unfortunately, there are no instruction manuals to tell you […]

The “Spoon” Theory: Living with Chronic Illness

Spoon Theory - Chronic Illness

The “Spoon Theory” is an extended metaphor describing the existential difficulties faced by people living with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Introduced more than 20 years ago, by Christine Miserandino in her essay “The Spoon Theory,” this metaphor is Miserandino’s attempt to explain her emotions concerning her daily struggles with lupus, a chronic autoimmune condition. Miserandino […]

7 Mental Health Tips for Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Mental Health Tips for Dementia

For dementia caregivers, mental health is essential. As the number of individuals experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s continues to skyrocket, caregiver wellness is increasingly a priority. Challenges Faced by Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Dementia caregivers’ mental health is often overlooked due to the rigorous challenges of caring for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Yet, while […]

Mental Health with Albinism and Other Skin-Related Disorders

Mental Health and Ilbinism

Albinism is one of a number of visible skin disorders that can create unique mental health challenges. In this article, we’ll explore some of these skin disorders, their potential psychological impact, and coping strategies and resources that support mental health. Albinism and Other Visible Skin Disorders Albinism is a genetic condition characterized by a deficiency […]

Common Mental Health Issues Among Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair Users and Mental Health

The treatment of disabled individuals in the United States before World War II was cruel and heartless. Forced sterilization of mentally or physically incapacitated people occurred with little pushback from society at this time. In his book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in America, author Alex Stern states: “…supported by legislators, social […]

Common Mental Health Issues Among Stroke Survivors

Mental Health Issues among stroke survivors

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that can be devastating and debilitating. Not only do stroke survivors face ongoing physical limitations, but they also must contend with psychological constraints. Wheelchair users’ mental health can also be severely compromised. With more than 80 million stroke survivors worldwide, the need for post-stroke care and ongoing support continues […]