Milestone Anxiety: How To Cope

Read on if you’ve recently been asked, “When are you giving me grandbabies?” Getting a degree. Buying a house. Getting married. Starting a family. All of these are considered “life milestones.” And while they can bring excitement and joy, they can also inspire anxiety and frustration. Whether you are currently pursuing one or more of …

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There’s a Pill for that

Taking medication to address anxiety, depression, trauma, or other related issues is still highly stigmatized. Let’s unpack why. Note: This article is only meant as an educational resource, not to provide clinical recommendations. According to a 2019 national survey, 16% of adults receiving some form of mental health treatment also received medication to improve their …

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The Intersection of Stress & Sex

 At the beginning of the pandemic, when many couples were quarantined at home together, there was talk of a potential “COVID baby boom” to be expected 9 months later. However, there was no baby boom. And here’s the reason why: “Two zebras won’t mate in front of a lion.” Translation: in the presence of a …

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Unspoken Family Challenges: The Elephant in the Room

Is blood really thicker than water?  Modern families experience countless challenges, many of which are unspoken and laced with shame. Many families choose not to see or address these challenges, for fear of stigma, more shame, and further harm to family members.  In Joy Society, we are dedicated to promoting holistic well-being for professionals, leaders, …

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Becoming Aware of The Emotional Pain-Body

The concept of the “pain-body” was first defined by Eckhart Tolle, a German-born spiritual teacher and popular author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.” Tolle’s teachings have resonated with people across religions and geographic regions, as he translates and expounds upon spiritual ideas rooted in Eastern spiritual tradition.  As with all spiritual …

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