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Getting you on the other side of anxiety
Linda Esposito LCSW
No doubt many of us are riding the "Hot Mess Express" these days. But self-absorption and a lack of compassion are never healthy for dealing with uncertain times.
Your ex likely reacts to stress and uncertainty in the same manner as before the pandemic. Learn co-parenting workarounds to address common problems, while retaining your sanity.
Do your parents still think they're going on that seven-day cruise in May? A few tactics can help you help them see our new reality.
We all have a daily option: Practice peace or practice stress. Which side of the fence are you on?
Are you primed to lash out when stressed? Make the necessary changes to cultivate calm and confidence during conflict.
Are others around you sick and tired of you being sick and tired? Maybe it's time to get out of your head and into something else.
Are you sabotaging your efforts at experiencing peace of mind? Try these five calming tips.
Worried that your kid will grow up with the same personality as their difficult mom or dad? Follow these steps to increase psychological durability.
Has the family court system hit you with another parenting penalty? Choosing who's in your clinical corner can make all the difference for you and your children.
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Anxiety solutions without spending time, energy, and money on therapy.
Just because your divorce wasn't contentious doesn't mean co-parenting will always be smooth. Learn how to handle in-between bouts of instability.
Are you at a loss for how to manage your child's emotional meltdowns? Supporting her to support herself may be your best bet.
Are you drowning in co-parenting exhaustion? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Having boundaries that are too rigid or too loose can lead to psychological distress and unhealthy relationships.
Trying to co-parent with a narcissistic ex can feel like one never-ending boxing match. A few adjustments can go a long way in redefining your parenting plan.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed about the high cost of college? Maybe it's not worth the worry, after all.
Is anxiety consuming more minutes of your day than not? A few tweaks can go a long way toward finding inner peace and productivity.
That state in-between feeling blah and bad can linger too long. Before you head back to therapy, try these psychological hacks first.
The omission of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by the DSM-5 does not mean it's not a thing.
Are you moving fast but getting nowhere? A few adjustments can get you on the calm track.
As challenging as it is being court-ordered to co-parent with a narcissist, there are ways to cultivate a calm, confident solo-parenting plan instead.
Anxiety relief doesn't have to be complicated. A few adjustments can go a long way toward inner peace and calm.
Panic attacks are scary. The secret to getting on the right side of calm is found in six simple steps.
Are you tired of taking on too much? A few simple adjustments can go a long way.
If you've ever felt like you learned life lessons 10 years after most people, you are not alone. Learn to parent yourself for improved self-esteem and healthier relationships.
Are you sick and tired of feeling hijacked by stress and anxiety? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Spring cleaning extends beyond the fresh citrusy scent of a sparkling kitchen. Deep clean your mental debris to make room for renewed energy and healthier emotions.
Studies show that exposure to rude behaviors makes us more likely to act aggressively... even if we're not the targeted recipient.
Do you need a mental tune-up? A few adjustments can go a long way toward creating a positive mood.
Beginnings are filled with newfound energy, promise and dreams of a better future. But lofty goals often get in the way. A few mindset shifts can change all that.
Linda Esposito, LCSW, is a psychotherapist helping adults and teens overcome stress and anxiety.