Nov 4, 2021 in Life Coaching
All the Leaves are Brown - Tips on Beating the Winter Blues
Learn how to deal with the winter blues.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
As winter approaches, so does the cold, cloudy cloak of Winter, shrouding the sunny days of summer. For some of you, this is your playtime. You thrive in cold temperatures and hit the hills, ice, and slopes. For others, it may be considered an irritant, something to drudge through for a short time, or perhaps you find depression start to creep in and it becomes difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
If you find yourself gravitating toward the latter, here are a few simple steps to take to crawl out from under that cloak of depression. You might think, “Hey, I already do this,” and if so, great! Who do you know that needs your help? Help them. And challenge yourself, are you really doing these? Consistently? These 5 simple steps will help you throughout your day;
1. Create A Mindset of Gratitude - As the Lead Pastor of my church, Pastor Duane Vander Klok said, “You cannot wear the garment of Thanksgiving and the cloak of Depression at the same time.” And he is right. It’s hard to be thankful and depressed at the same time. Gratitude is acknowledging that someone else provided you something you would not otherwise have had yourself, such as air, shelter, eyes, etc. So just start by saying thank you out loud! Thank you, God, for the air so I can breathe! Come on, try it. Thank you, God, for my shelter, so I don’t get wet or cold! Thank you, God, for my eyes so I can read! We can all find something to be thankful for.
2. Call Someone - I know I sound old when I say this, but use your phone to actually call someone. With social media so prevalent these days, we forget how to have a conversation with someone. There is nothing more social than talking to another person. A teacher in a local school district allows her students to use the last 10 minutes of class time for talk time--yes, talk time--with devices out of the way. At first, it was awkward, because students didn’t know how to have a conversation, but then it started to get easier. Don't underestimate the power of conversation.
3. Get Out of Your Head - My mother in law who is 87 has a great remedy for depression; she visits her friends at the senior care facility in town to check on those who are not as physically capable as she is. That helps her get her focus off her and her problems and allows her to serve others. It’s hard to be depressed when others are thanking you.
4. Self-Care - This does not mean hot tub spa and pedicure. That comes later. This means actually loving yourself enough to eat right, sleep well, drink water, and exercise regularly. These are all things we should do for ourselves regardless of what season we find ourselves in. If you ever traveled on an airplane, you recall the flight attendants explaining how to use the oxygen mask. The one point they emphasize is if you have small children or others who require your care, place the oxygen mask on yourself first before attending to others. If you don’t, you die, and can’t help them. The same goes for self-care. If you don't take care of yourself properly, how can you give your best to those who count on you and love you?
5. Reward yourself - This is where the hot tub and pedicure come in. Treat yourself. Not excessively, but celebrate small wins, like getting dressed, or getting out of the house. Set a goal each day and reward yourself when you accomplish it. And challenge yourself each day to do something new. Establish a daily plan of action of things to accomplish. When you begin to accomplish them, it’s amazing how quickly your mood changes, and how empowered you feel.
All of these steps require action, and that’s the challenging part. Act. And if you are, great! Be a beacon to others, and show them the light. If you happen to catch yourself falling into the depression trap, please reach out.
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