“There are 700,000 new widows a year In America – and that’s a pre pandemic number!” The W Word. The club we never ever asked to join. The loss of the future we planned. Starting over. Finding our new (widowed) self. Being a widow is absolutely devastating. That doesn’t even begin to describe it, though. […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Disorders, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health

February 24, 2022

The Top 3 Reasons Why Widowhood Feels More Crushing Than You Ever Imagined

Widowhood

As a psychologist, grief expert and widow, I get a lot of questions about grief and depression – both from individuals dealing with loss, as well as friends and family members with loved ones dealing with a loss. Common questions include: “Is this more of a reaction to grief, or is this crossing over into […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Disorders, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health

January 27, 2022

Grief vs Depression

Grief vs Depression

When do I donate my husband’s clothes? Is it too soon?Am I crazy for not being ready? I get these questions regularly, and they’re questions I asked myself during my journey. And here’s the not so simple but simple answer: it’s different for each one of us. So whenever it’s right for you is when it’s […]

Anxiety, Blog, Disorders, Emotional Health, Mental Health

January 13, 2022

3 Key Steps You Need To Take To Find Your Answer

answer

Four years. I don’t even know what it means… It doesn’t mean it hurts any less. Quite  the opposite. I miss you even more. It doesn’t mean I understand it any better. I still reach for you before I’m fully awake. Every Single Morning. Which means that I’m sleeping,  something I didn’t do much of […]

Anxiety, Blog, Disorders, Emotional Health, Mental Health

December 28, 2021

Four Years – Many Lessons

Four years - many lessons

I’ve dealt with loss in my life – all 4 of my grandparents, my childhood home, friendships. And when I lost Jim the first time – true love. But through all of those losses, the rest of my world remained unchanged. I still had my family, friends, the career I love. My future as I envisioned […]

Anxiety, Blog, Disorders, Emotional Health, Mental Health

December 16, 2021

Mourning the Loss of the Life That Was

How to see your anxiety as a gift! It took me a long time to understand my anxiety, and now it’s important to me to help others on this journey. Because anxiety is many things, including misunderstood. And minimized. And a gift! According to the National Alliance Of Mental Illness “Over 40 million adults in the US […]

Anxiety, Blog, Disorders, Emotional Health, Mental Health

December 2, 2021

How To Thrive When Living With Anxiety

Living with Anxiety

Mental Health Awareness Week – October 3-9 2021 World Mental Health Day 2021 – October 10, 2021 Living with a mental illness can feel isolating, overwhelming, and exhausting, especially without helpful resources, a supportive tribe, and the proper guidance showing you how you can thrive with your illness.  In celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindset, The Be Ruthless Show

October 7, 2021

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Let’s talk about laughter! Laughter really is the best medicine, and here’s why you should find what makes you laugh and incorporate it into your daily routine … Research shows that if you sit and laugh for a long time, you will stimulate endorphins, which minimizes or ultimately gets rid of pain because the brain […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindset, Stress, Support, The Be Ruthless Show

September 9, 2021

Getting Unstuck Through Nutrition

Get Unstuck Through Nutrition

Important person for life and business advice How often do you change your plans based on other people’s opinions? Even if you’re really excited about the plan and you really believe in it?  Whilst advice can help you make better life and business choices, it’s important to know when you should follow somebody else’s advice […]

Anxiety, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, PTSD, Support, The Be Ruthless Show, Uncategorized

August 26, 2021

The Most Important Person You Should Go To For Life And Business Advice

The most important person you should go to for life and business advice

From living with an invisible chronic illness to using mindfulness tools to navigate anxiety and painful triggers, these inspiring stories will leave you feeling less alone and more confident to be you, without fear of judgment. Mourning the Life That Was, An Episode Honoring Chronic Illness Grief doesn’t look the same for everyone.  Most people […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Self Esteem, Stress, Support, The Be Ruthless Show

August 12, 2021

Mourning the Life That Was and Why Mindfulness Matters, 2 Beautiful Episodes You Are Going to Love!

We live in a world where mental illness is misunderstood and judged, and we’re on a mission to change that! Too many people suffer in silence rather than seeking the help they need and deserve. We believe that in order to break the stigmas, we must first break the silence.   Faces of Mental Illness […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders, Mental Health

July 20, 2021

Faces of Mental Illness, Breaking Stigmas With A Dream Project

Faces of Mental Illness

Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!

Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!