Do you feel it in the air? It’s change.

Every season has an end. And with any end comes fear, uncertainty and sometimes sadness.

Even if ends bring new beginnings like a marriage, a baby or a new career, the loss of what we know can feel earth shattering. Instead of embracing change, we grasp on, holding desperately to what was instead of what will be.

Does that sound like you?

How are you continuing to do things that don’t serve you or your new life out of fear of change? Maybe you need to take the time to grieve for your old self and your old life so that you can embrace your new one.

It’s something important to contemplate this week as we get closer to summer. It also fits with one of our posts on transitions.

Have a great week and enjoy!

Seven Rules of Mindful Eating for Health & Weight Loss

(Therapy Soup) – For many, summer brings up fears of bathing suit season. But instead of the latest diet, why not try being mindful instead? This post provides 7 tips for healthy eating that all begins with something this blogger calls, “the number one weight-loss, and health-improving move I made.”

Graduations and Other School Transitions

(Family Mental Health) – Yes, the end of spring also signifies the start of graduation season. Here are some thoughts, feelings and concerns about school transitions for parents.

Pre-DBSA 2011 National Conference and Mental Health Heroes Video Update

(Mental Health Humor) – Need a break from all the seriousness of modern life? This guy always does it for me. Watch as Chato B. Stewart gears up for the 2011 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) National Conference with some of his mental health hero caricatures.

How Loneliness Sabotages Love

(Always Learning) – I’ve always known that the most difficult people to love were the ones that needed love the most. But not until I read this did I realize that chronically lonely people who craved love most were also the least able to accept it.

Does Watching Porn Affect Intimate Relationships? (Part Two: Women)

(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – How should women determine how comfortable they are experimenting in the bedroom and when does healthy experimentation become a vehicle for his porn fantasies? An important look at the impact of porn on women.