Jennifer Scott is a single mom who writes about the ups and downs of her mental illness on SpiritFinder.org. The blog serves as both a source of information for people with mental illness and a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can come together to discuss their experiences. Based in Philadelphia, she enjoys traveling, working with animals, and seeking out new friendships and adventures.
If there was ever a time the world needed to embrace creativity, the pandemic certainly brought it on. And it’s happening—in a wide variety of ways. Love After Kids knows all this adjustment can be tough, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Read on as we explore some of the lifestyle changes COVID-19 triggered, and some of the interesting ways we are reinventing ourselves in order to handle this new normal.
Get your om on
In an effort to boost relaxation and reduce stress, we started downloading meditation apps like Reflectively, Calm, and InsightTimer. People are finding that a little time for quiet, focus, prayer, and regrouping really makes a difference—especially during trying times.
Keeping up connections
Improving career prospects
Virtual Real-ity estate
Sheltering with shelter animals
There is a silver lining in all the changes we’re seeing courtesy of COVID-19. New pets, new haircuts, and new gardens are just a few of the blessings the pandemic sent our way. People are looking for creative solutions to this situation, and revisiting their priorities in life.
Licensed psychologist David Younger offers his book, Relationship Reboot, to help you stay connected with your significant other. You can also explore more great content like this on his website, Love After Kids, for additional tips and helpful resources like some couples therapy exercises.
If you haven’t already read the book, it’s a great place to start - Relationship Reboot: Break free from the bad habits in your relationship.
David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 16-year-old son, 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old toy poodle.