Tag: depression

Female Sexual Pain: 6 Ways to Empower Yourself & Begin Healing

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6 Ways to Empower Yourself & Begin Healing

If you grew up in a sex-positive home where questions regarding sex were encouraged and openly discussed then you’re one of the lucky few.  Most people receive limited to no discussion regarding sex from their parents.  Parents often struggle to explain sexual wellness basics and completely leave out any discussion regarding pain/pleasure. It should be no surprise then that millions of women suffer from pain during intercourse/penetration and are unsure about what is happening to them or whom to consult.

What Is Female Sexual Pain?

The medical term for genital pain is DYSPAREUNIA.  Dyspareunia is the ongoing or recurrent genital pain occurring before, dur ...

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Posted in:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Women

Tags:

  • anxiety
  • couples therapy
  • depression
  • dyspareunia
  • female sexual pain
  • self-care
  • sexual health
  • trauma
  • vaginismus
  • vulvodynia
  • women's sexual health

Dear Mama: Four Ways to Mother Yourself On Mother's Day

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Four Ways to Mother Yourself on Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, many will celebrate motherhood. 

Mothers will be asked to take a break and will be treated to extra attention.

They will be thanked for their endless devotion to their families and reminded that their efforts are not in vain.  

Thank you for being so selfless, Mamas.

But just like any other holiday, some people dread the pending day because their relationship with their mother or motherhood is a reminder of deep pain

Maybe you’re one of those people.

Mother’s Day may be a cruel reminder that the mother you once loved so profoundly is now gone.  All that is left are memories and steadfast grief.

Missing Her is as tough as ever.

Maybe Mother was never there; she exited a long time ...

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Posted in:

  • Childhood
  • Family of Origin
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Tags:

  • abandonment
  • abuse
  • attachment
  • boundaries
  • depression
  • family of origin
  • grief
  • parenting
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • trauma

Self-Care When The World Feels Unsafe

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SELF-CARE WHEN THE WORLD FEELS UNSAFE

What a challenging time to be alive.

[sigh]

All the violence this week has left many of us experiencing intense & overwhelming emotions--not knowing how to manage the heaviness in our hearts. Before continuing our desire series we wanted to address the collective grief & trauma many are experiencing today.

During times of despair, it's common to overlook our self-care.  Poor self-care can contribute to our state of unease and even lower our immune system.  Though these few isolated activities won't solve the tremendous problems we're facing they may better equip us to be part of the solution.  

If the emotions ...

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Posted in:

  • Self-Care

Tags:

  • anxiety
  • boundaries
  • depression
  • grief
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • world events

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