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I have a birthday coming up. I’ve always loved celebrating my birthday, but this year feels a little different. As I’m approaching another year of my life, I am increasingly aware that my life looks much different in reality than what I had imagined it would as I was younger. I spent some time imagining […]

Stop Should-ing on Yourself

As a former teacher, I often longed for sweet summertime by the beginning of May. I could not wait to relax by the pool, take my children on summer adventures, and sleep in until at least 8 AM!  However, by mid-summer, this feeling of “freedom” was replaced by feelings of anxiety and depression.  The unstructured […]

Summertime Blues: A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)