Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Disappointment

Since becoming a mother, I have looked more into goals I have for myself, self-improvement goals. Who am I now, who do I want to be, what are my weaknesses and how can I improve on those weaknesses. I was not a very emotionally intelligent child, I was overly sensitive, unaware most of the time …

How to Curb Depression During Social Distancing

With the current pandemic isolation, anxiety, and depression are sure to be on the rise for everyone. Stay at home mothers often have times where they’re isolated. Having little adult contact and having limited trips outside the home can be hard on anyone. Now that we are under a global quarantine here are some tips …

4 Things New Moms Want to Say but May Not

There are so many things to prepare for when becoming a mom. Learning how to take care of a newborn, how to breastfeed, how to mix a bottle, when to feed them, how often, what to dress them in, and so much more. Not to mention all the different research and studies that are thrown …

12 Children’s Books About Mental Health

There are many different situations kids go through that can be hard to understand. Emotions, anxiety, depression, behavioral and learning challenges, all creep into their everyday lives. There are many different ways to help your children work through these situations. Books are a wonderful way to teach your children about mental health. Don’t Feed the …

How to Comfort Your Friend with Anxiety

Hey everyone! I’m Jessa, author of Happily Ever Hillmann. If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I have sometimes debilitating anxiety that cripples me from leaving my house (or leaving wherever I’m at when a panic sets in). If you don’t know me, I seem relatively calm, friendly, and at ease in social …

Living with High Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common emotion, and everyone truly feels anxiety at some point of their lives. You may be nervous and anxious about a job interview or a first date. Having an anxiety disorder is when you or I have strong, debilitating anxiety, terrible enough to limit you from everyday activities. This definition though …

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Kids

Anxiety is a very complicated feeling. Everyone has dealt with some level of anxiety throughout their lives but not everyone develops an anxiety disorder. Kids may show signs of many different forms of anxiety, some different than adults and others not so much. As a continuation on my posts about anxiety I wanted to outline …