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Relationship Minute: A year into the pandemic, is it time to address your relationship?

With Covid optimism in the air with signs of positive change, many couples are finally addressing the issues that have gone subterranean during this pandemic.  Some relationships have benefitted from the additional time together but many have been pulled tight, especially if there were unresolved issues between the couple before.  Anxiety can strain an already tense relationship.  For some couples, holding things...

Emotional Health Minute: How to Stay Upbeat in Quarantine

We are in a situation like nothing any of us have experienced in this global pandemic.  The coronavirus has halted us in our tracks requiring us to hunker down worrying about health, finances, security, social connection, overall impact and when things will look anything like “normal” was before. Now more than ever we will need to find ways to manage angst, worry, depression, fear and the related anger...

Emotional Health Minute: How do you emotionally regulate yourself?

The range of emotions are all part of the human experience but sometimes we can get triggered in such a way that it’s not helpful, like when fear, anxiety or stress gets too firm of a hold.  When this happens you can feel out of control, irrational and generally uncomfortable.  It’s hard to think straight when you’re emotionally dysregulated! If you struggle with uncomfortable emotional states...

Relationship Minute: Identify your wounds

Your relationship vulnerabilities have a tendency to be a reflection of prior experiences that are hardwired into your brain.  These wounds can be healed and your brain rewired (great news) but the first step is to be clear about what your issues are, when in an intimate relationship with another person.  Ideally, they have an idea of what they carry too. In order to have the ideal relationship, you need to be...

Emotional Health Minute: Feeling negative? Who do you hang with?

Did you know that emotions are contagious?  If you spend a lot of time with positive, happy people, chances are some of that will rub off.  And the opposite is true when hanging out with the more negatively focused.  Humans being humans, they have a range of emotions and all are valid but be mindful of who your primary groups are and how you feel. If you have a tendency to go dark yourself or have a more glass...

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