California Therapist Blog

Emotional health, relationship and therapy-related articles by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT.

14 Ways to Stay Sane and Connected During the Pandemic

Well into 2020, though the virus rages there is light at the end of the tunnel.  But the collective stress, worry, fear and grief levels have been chronically high over the last many months.  And the strain on relationships have had consequences too.  We all could use a deep breath in, slow exhale and mindful, compassionate attention to ourselves and those we love.  This has been rough.

On my other site, LoveAndLifeToolbox.com, around this time I typically post a “Best of Emotional and Relationship Health” wrap-up at the end of the year.  At the end of the challenged past year, I adapted to the times to rather take a larger view at at the entire library of my content to find the most helpful pieces to help you get through this pandemic emotionally and in your relationships.

I hope you find some of the following articles helpful:

Emotional Health

Pandemic Fatigue is Legit

The Neuroscience of Resilience (series)

What is Family of Origin Work?

It’s Time to Talk About the Grief

Find the Good News

Same Storm, Different Boats but Something We All Have

Relationships

Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Marriage (or Relationship), Here are 14 Ways

Relationships in Quarantine

Being in Relationship with an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

How to Be a Better Friend

How to Encourage Your Partner to Take Better Care of Themselves While Strengthening Your Relationship

Couples:  Virus Fear vs. Virus Fatigue

3 Roadblocks to Forgiveness

Lastly, Something to Contemplate…

How Will You Be Different?  

As the light shows itself at the end of the long dark tunnel, now is a good time to make sure your emotional and relationship toolbox has what you need.   I for one am looking forward to reconnecting, peace of mind, freedom, stability and joy on the other side.

If you are a California resident who could benefit from online individual therapy or couples counseling, see my California Online Therapy and Counseling services.  If you are out of state, the Psychology Today Therapist Directory is an excellent therapist resource.

Be well and hang in there.

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

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