Linden Blog

August 10, 2017

Tips to Help Ease the Back to School Transition

It’s time to gear up to go back to school! This time of year causes a lot of stress for children and parents alike. For some children this is an exciting time when they look forward to seeing all their friends again and meeting their new teachers. For other children this is time of heightened […]

July 27, 2017

We Had a Baby and Lost Ourselves

No one ever warns expectant parents about how much loss is headed their way as they prepare for their new bundle of joy. No one talks about how quickly both mothers and fathers lose their identities, freedoms, and self-esteem as they adjust to this utterly new life of parenthood. Becoming a parent is fraught with […]

July 7, 2017

4 Strategies to Overcome Approval-Seeking Patterns

Everyone wants to be accepted and well-liked.  We are social creatures who crave connection with others, whether it’s one special person at a time or a whole group of friends.  But there is a difference between feeling accepted for who you are and needing to put on a false front for others’ approval.  True acceptance […]

June 22, 2017

Allowing Yourself to Feel Bad is the Key to Feeling Better

“The more you hide your feelings, the more they show. The more you deny your feelings, the more they grow.” – Unknown No one seeks out opportunities to feel distress.  Yet hardships seem to find us all at one point or another.  Whether it’s a relationship that has become unhealthy, a job that’s not fulfilling, […]

June 8, 2017

Making the Most Out of Major Life Transitions

Ready or not, we all go through major transitions throughout our lives.  At some point we may leave home, get new jobs, leave jobs, start relationships, end relationships, have children, move, face health challenges, and let go of people we love.  Each transition comes with its own set of challenges.  By the very nature of […]

May 25, 2017

Summer Survival Guide for Parents to Avoid Boredom, Stress, & Burnout

It’s summertime!  Many parents anticipate summer break with a feeling of excitement and freedom, looking forward to lazy mornings spent sleeping in and relaxed evenings without homework pressures.  Released from the structure and schedule of the academic calendar, the whole family can look forward to fun activities at a more leisurely pace.  Maybe… The novelty of […]