Thoughts & Experiences

  • “Daddy issues” are not just for cis-gender women.

     The following is contributed by Dr. Daphne Pozo.  “Daddy issues” is a term that generally makes me cringe as a cis-gender woman. Don’t get me wron...
  • SOS Cuba: Dr. Daphne Pozo Shares How to Manage Current Emotions

    The following is contributed by Dr. Daphne Pozo.      I am a first generation Cuban American who grew up in Miami, FL. I grew up hearing the horri...
  • COVID-19, What a way to live through a pandemic, moving through the aftermath.

    Early last year, we rarely thought of the word pandemic but we soon learned how one could change our lives in nearly every sense. Defined as an out...
  • 5 Ways to Help Military Families Cope with Loss this Memorial Day Weekend 2021

    While for many, Memorial Day Weekend is about fun-in-the-sun, families of those who gave their life for this country are reminded of their loss. Es...
  • Caringly Communicate: Empathetic Communication

    It is ok to agree to disagree. You can table the issue, revisit when you feel emotionally ready, or let it go if it is not essential. You can hav...
  • What does it mean to be resilient?

    According to the American Psychological Association, “Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, tr...
  • Pandemic Fatigue

    As this very tough year comes to an end and the holiday season is upon us, the already existing desire to spend time with family and friends in per...
  • It’s Okay to Stay Still

    As the end of 2020 approaches and we reflect on the year, some things have stuck out to me up to this point, one major concept is hope. This ye...
  • Feeling MELancholy

      Wow, hello December. I wasn’t ready for you to come this soon. I have found myself overwhelmed with the changes and life’s motions ha...
  • The Art of Farewells and Reconnecting: 8 Ways To Make It Easier To Say Goodbye and Reconnect

    "Are you excited?” My husband asked me on the way to the airport. “You know,” I said, “it's always such mixed emotions.” I'm excited to go home, ...
  • Seasons Grievings

    What season are we even in? Emotionally, it is hard to keep track of everything we are feeling. The days seem darker and the time seems longer, we ...
  • Managing Anxiety for The Holidays During The Time of COVID

    The sooner you realize that pacifying the family conflict during the holidays is not your job- the better your experience for the holidays will b...