28 Jan

Career and Singleness: A Look at Dating Dilemmas from a Professional’s Point of View

Career and Singleness: A Look at Dating Dilemmas from a Professional's Point of View As a working professional, you’ve likely experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to manage a career and a dating life. Moreover, you may feel as though you must choose to either focus on your career or your dating life. In reality, you can have both—but there are always dilemmas involved. If you feel stuck somewhere within...

28 Jan

Moving on With Your Life After a Breakup / Divorce With A Narcissist

Trudy Jacobsen | Creative Life Solutions The road to recovery after a breakup is almost always a difficult one to navigate emotionally. Trying to move on from the abusive hold of a narcissist, however, can feel almost impossible. Whether you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist for a few months or a few years, the emotional damage that is left over from it can be incredibly draining. It may feel...

18 Dec

Parents, What Can You Do If Your Child Has Revealed They’re Suicidal?

Trudy Jacobsen | Creative Life Solutions As a parent, you strive to ensure that your child is healthy in every way. If you see their mental health slipping, it can leave you feeling extremely worried. And if you’re child reveals that they’re suicidal, then you may feel terrified and uncertain about what to do. When your child reveals suicidal thoughts to you, it’s crucial that you act on this immediately. More than...

18 Dec

Impacted by Seasonal Anxiety? – How to Protect Your Relationship

Trudy Jacobsen | Counselling Australia The change of the season can be very pleasant, especially with the holidays right around the corner. However, when you suffer from seasonal anxiety, it can be very difficult. Instead of enjoying the turn of the season, you may feel overwhelmed or withdrawn from your usual activities or socialization routines. Worse yet, you may feel like your seasonal anxiety is affecting your relationship negatively. Fortunately, there are ways...

18 Dec

Making Peace with Yourself When Societal and Cultural Gender Roles Create Pressure

Trudy Jacobsen | Counselling Australia Gender roles are an inevitable part of society, for better or for worse. They’re typically based in stereotypes. For example, a man is supposed to be the breadwinner, whereas the woman is a homemaker and mother. This is one of the most classic examples of gender roles. It can feel like an incredible burden to have a gender role thrust upon you, but you simply don’t agree or want...

22 Nov

Navigating Romance When You Have a Demanding Career—Is It Even Possible?

Trudy Jacobsen If you have a demanding career, then you know all too well the sacrifices that come with it. Less free time, higher workload, and perhaps not the most eventful love life. Obviously, there are great perks to your career, but maybe you now find yourself wanting a little more romance. You may ask yourself: Is it even possible? Can someone truly balance a demanding career and maintain a healthy romantic...

29 Oct

Parenting with Understanding: How to Talk to Your Children About Sex

Trudy Jacobsen Parents often dread or fear having conversations about sex with their children. They fear the awkwardness of the conversation but there is nothing awkward about it! It’s a parent’s job to safely and maturely guide their children into adulthood, and one of the biggest factors is learning about sex. If you’re dreading that talk, don’t worry! There are ways to make the conversation easy to approach. Keep in mind that your children...

29 Oct

Food and Depression: Could the Right Diet Improve Your Mood?

Trudy Jacobsen – Depression, Healthy Living If you have or ever had depression, you know that it can affect your relationship with food. However, have you ever considered that the reverse is also true and that your diet might be directly affecting your mood? It makes sense—a bad diet affects your mood negatively, while a good diet affects it positively. But how do we define a “bad” or “good” diet? There...

15 Oct

Creating a Happy and Healthy Relationship: 7 Keys

Trudy Jacobsen Are you and your partner out-of-sync or going through a rough patch lately? Every couple struggles with something from time to time, and disagreements are a normal part of relationships. If your “funks” repeatedly last more than a few days or so, however, you may need to take a closer look at your relationship. Creating a happy and healthy relationship is not always easy, but you can learn how with a little...