Author Archives: Adena Silverstain

August 2021: Relating to knowing when to seek help

Times are tough right now and it is important that we consider reaching out for help. So What does one look for in themselves and others when something is not quite right mental health wise. Here are some pointers. More irritable or moody than usual. Feeling hopeless and helpless. Sleeping more or less than usual. […]

February 2021: Relating to Perseverance

On February 19, 2021, just last week, the Perseverance Rover landed on the planet Mars, the end of a nine month mission to get to the Red Planet.  Perseverance, the word, is about ‘continued effort to do or achieve something, despite difficulties, failure, or opposition’.  Through the time of COVID, we have all persevered, and […]

November 2020: Bids for connection in relationships.

Sometimes relationships go through rough patches or people just feel disconnected in some way. Often one or both parties will then make ‘bids for connection’. ‘A bid is any attempt from one partner to another for attention, affirmation, affection, or any other positive connection. Bids show up in simple ways, a smile or wink, and […]