Author Archive | Asma Rehman

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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13 Journal Prompts to Practice Gratitude

As October starts to wrap up, and the winter holiday season begins, many of us will have notions of gratitude or thankfulness on our mind.  Especially with Thanksgiving just a small ways away, it seems reflection on what we have in life is only natural this time of year.  Of course, this year, all of […]

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How to Reconstruct Your Relationship After The Trauma of Infidelity

One pillar of healthy relationships (of any kind, but especially romantic relationships) is trust. Feeling trust in a relationship helps us feel safe enough to be vulnerable, which helps to build connections between partners. While you can have a relationship with someone you don’t trust, chances are that the relationship will not be as deep […]

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How to Recognize Gaslighting

What is Gaslighting? Have you heard of the term gaslighting? Gaslighting is a type of emotional manipulation where one person manipulates another person into questioning or doubting their own reality. (Okay, but what does that mean?) Have you ever been on the receiving end of any of these statements: “Come on, that didn’t happen.” “You’re […]

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How to Talk to Someone About Suicide

How to Talk to Someone About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States. We’ve written before about the warning signs of suicide to look for, but once you know the warning signs, what can you do if you notice them? Suicide is a hard topic to talk about, both because it’s devastating and because mental health is […]

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