Author Archive | Asma Rehman

How to Deal with a Toxic Family Member

How to Deal with a Toxic Family Member

Dealing with a toxic family member can be uniquely painful. We’re taught that family is a central part of our lives, so experiencing harm at the hands of family members can be devastating. We often look to our families for trust, safety, and guidance, so when they make us feel unsafe, it can be jarring. […]

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The Top 7 Benefits of Group Therapy

When you picture therapy, what do you imagine? Is it you, laying on a couch talking to a therapist about your relationship with your parents? A common assumption about therapy is that there’s only one way to do it, but there isn’t one single way to approach therapy. There are different modalities that therapists use, […]

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4 Things to Do When Your Anxiety Feels Too Big

Anxiety is something we all feel from time to time. Whether that’s the feeling of anxiety, or an anxiety disorder, we can all benefit from having some new coping mechanisms on hand. So today, we’ve put together a list of 4 at-home methods you can try when your anxiety feels too big. 1. Put an […]

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How to Deal With A Grief Anniversary

How to Deal With A Grief Anniversary

Now that we’re coming up on a year in pandemic life, you might be feeling a sense of grief that you can’t quite explain. You might notice yourself reacting more to the fact that we’ve been separated from our normal lives. You might be missing folks you’ve lost over this time, or feel like you’ve […]

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How to Practice Self-Care during Divorce

Divorce is consistently ranked one of the most stressful experiences a person can have. Not only is ending a relationship complicated emotionally, but it can also be a logistical nightmare. Divorce often leads to one or both partners moving somewhere new, disentangling finances, and working out custody arrangements if there are kids in the mix. […]

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4 Ways to Express Grief That Aren’t Just Talking About It

Grief is hard to deal with. It can even feel impossible to let ourselves feel it enough to express grief. And–as we’ve talked about on the blog before–there are a lot of causes for grief right now.  Grief is one of those tricky feelings that doesn’t feel good to acknowledge or express, but somehow feels […]

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32 Journal Prompts for Grieving and Loss

What are your preferred ways to process your feelings? The emotions we feel aren’t always easy to understand, so sometimes we need to spend some time coming to terms with what we’re feeling. This is especially true for intense emotions, like when we’re grieving. Some people like to use physical movement, like dancing, running, or […]

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Coping with Holiday Grief

2020 has been a hard, unpredictable year. Most of us, I’m sure, are happy to see it wrapping up! While there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding how 2021 will fare, there is something cathartic about imaging 2020 in our rearview mirror. But before we get there, we still have the last hurdle… making […]

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4 Things to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

4 Things to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you ever noticed your mood shift with the seasons? If you have, you’re not alone. Seasonal changes can bring some fun changes, like new holidays to celebrate or different foods in season, but it can also be the cause of major disruptions in mood. As the days get shorter and the year draws to […]

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