Tag: depression

Managing Our Emotions as We Come Out of the Pandemic

RANDI ROTWEIN-PIVNICK, M.A., LMFT, INC Much has changed in our world since this time last year when we were first being hit with the reality of COVID-19 and the negative impact it would have on our lives. For the past year most of us have spent time isolated from our family and friends, fearful of exposing ourselves to the risks of getting COVID, and trying to figure out how to manage the ups and downs of our emotions as we adjusted to the ‘new normal’. When we did venture outside of our homes, we were masked, kept our (social) distance ... Read more

The New Normal… What Comes Next.. What is the Next Step?

RANDI ROTWEIN-PIVNICK, M.A., LMFT I, as well as all those I have spoken to, would have never imagined that we would experience a Pandemic like COVID-19 in our lifetime. For most, our lives have now been turned upside down. We have had to navigate so many of our essential life necessities (work/finances, ability to get food, staying safe, and keeping our loved ones safe and protected) for the first time in our lives. Unfortunately, we are finding that the answers to our questions are often different, depending on from whom it is you are gathering your information from. These times ... Read more

Work Burnout

Randi Rotwein-Pivnick, M.A., LMFT Burnout is a cumulative process of continual stress, which can be extremely harmful in large doses. The longer the chronic stress lasts, the more damage it does to your body and the more resources it depletes. Although Burnout can be the result of both professional and personal life, most often it is attributed to the impact of one’s work/career. Psychologist Herbert Freudenberger was one of the first to describe the symptoms of exhaustion professionally and perform a comprehensive study of “Burnout”. According to Freudenberger, some of the characteristics of Burnout are physical symptoms such as exhaustion, ... Read more