08 Oct

How Play Therapy Can Help Your Children Through Divorce

Trudy Jacobsen Divorce can be a particularly difficult time for any family, and a child’s reaction can vary depending on age, personality and circumstances of the separation. The prospect of mum and dad separating is often challenging for children and can elicit feelings of sadness, confusion, anger and sometimes, guilt, shame and responsibility. While it is very normal to grieve the breakup of a family, there are...

08 Oct

What Is the Difference Between Being Shy and Suffering From Social Anxiety?

Trudy Jacobsen It’s easy to confuse shyness and social anxiety. However, while they may seem similar, this misconception can make it more difficult for people with social anxiety to seek the help they need. Social anxiety goes beyond sweaty palms and nervous butterflies. It’s a condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Unfortunately, many people who struggle with social anxiety don’t realize that this is a serious mental health...

08 Oct

3 Concrete Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Stress

Trudy Jacobsen It’s not uncommon for people to use anxiety and stress interchangeably. After all, they do have their similarities. For example, both anxiety and stress display physical symptoms such as stomach issues, muscle tension, insomnia, and more. And both can wreak havoc on your peace of mind, disrupting your regular routine. Yet, they aren’t exactly the same. In fact, there are a handful of very important differences that separate anxiety from...

18 May

When Chronic Illness Changes Everything: How to Cope

Trudy Jacobsen | Chronic illness What are you struggling with? Cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, chronic fatigue, lupus, or migraines? Maybe your illness is yet unnamed but just as life-changing? Pain that persists and twists your world changes who you are, how you operate, and how you relate. Regardless of your condition’s name, the struggle to adjust is real and, often, the reality hurts. Still, you can cope. Just because...