The Beyond Resilience Life Blog


 

Reflections on 2020

01/08/2020
with Dr. Lydiana Garcia

Even though 2020 has been a crazy year, I think it deserves a lot of reflection and a lot of exploring as we enter this new year. Time may just be a concept that human beings designed, but sometimes it helps us have a structure about cycles, when some things end and new things begin. From this perspective, I invite you to think about the things that you want to close as part of 2020, and the ideas that you want to bring into your life or just reflect about for 2021.

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PART I: Mental Health Respite, a Coping Skills Experiential Blog

11/01/2020
with Dr. Lydiana Garcia

Something I tell my clients about this pandemic is that it’s like putting a magnifying glass - the sun is hitting you harder into your old wounds, opening some wounds because the sun is so intense with the magnifying glass...

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PART II: Mental Health Respite, a Coping Skills Experiential Blog

11/01/2020
with Dr. Lydiana Garcia

Guided Meditation - As you settle in, whether you're sitting or lying, or you're walking and taking a very slow walk out of distractions as much as possible, this would be a great time to...

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LIFE UPDATE: Life with Two Kids

10/04/2020
with Dr. Lydiana Garcia

The last few months has really been interesting and challenging for most of us. We are experiencing adversity and something new that many of us have not experienced or have not experienced in a long time as a collective...

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PART I: Infant Massage Technique

08/24/2020
Guest: Andrea Vargas, LMHC

The first five years of our lives is where everything starts, they are so crucial and are fundamentally important. If we have an overall positive experience from zero to five, it makes us stronger and more resilient...

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PART II: Infant Massage Technique

08/24/2020
Guest: Andrea Vargas, LMHC

Infant massage is designed for babies from zero to two years old. The Infant Massage Technique Andrea practices is a combination of the attachment theory and the developmental play therapy...

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PART I: Infancy Resilience

08/17/2020
Guest: Dr. Christine Rivera

As an infant, we were technically dependent on someone else. We were like living in a survival mode. Our relationship with our caregivers is the first one we experience...

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PART II: Infancy Resilience

08/17/2020
Guest: Dr. Christine Rivera

Most parents, especially the soon-to-be parents, would usually take classes to prepare for the baby's arrival. However, planning and preparing for the postpartum stage is not being really prioritized...

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Postpartum Healing

07/18/2020
Guest: Jazmin Turley

Postpartum is a mix of many feelings and emotions. When you give birth, you not only bring a new soul into the world but you also birth a new person in yourself....

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PART I: The Importance of Teaching Consent to Children

06/29/2020
Guest: Rosalia Rivera

Consent-based parenting is a whole way of thinking of parenting. For Rosalia Rivera, a consent educator and a sexual literacy advocate, consent-based parenting is making this big shift of how we interact with our kids...

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PART II: The Importance of Teaching Consent to Children

06/29/2020
Guest: Rosalia Rivera

A lot of parents share their experience of having an awkward conversation or that their child does not want to talk about consent and sexuality...

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PART I: Partner's Relationship After Birth

06/14/2020
Guest: Denise Vite, LCSW

For most couples, the relationship takes a backseat after having children. All the stress in figuring things out, feeling overwhelmed and the lack of enough rest and sleep can affect any couple’s mental and emotional...

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PART II: Partner's Relationship After Birth

06/14/2020
Guest: Denise Vite, LCSW

There are a lot of different issues a couple could experience after the baby arrives. However, it is important to note that these things do not happen to everyone. Knowing some of these issues can help you relate and develop awareness...

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Resiliency During COVID-19: Resiliency Pause

05/30/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

The pandemic we are still experiencing has probably made most of us realize how things may not be the same. Even though we may have access to a lot of tools and resources that in the past have been really helpful to us, it may not be the same...

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Resiliency During COVID-19: What To Do With the Sense of Urgency

05/15/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

Together, we are all going through a collective trauma during this COVID-19 pandemic. Though some may just be going through it and trying to flow as much as possible...

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PART I: Mother's Day Special

05/10/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

Today, I have the pleasure and honor of sharing this special blog post for mothers on Mother’s Day. First of all, I just want to say Congratulations. I hope you're celebrating today regardless of how you're celebrating...

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PART II: Mother's Day Special

05/10/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

After being in the paralyze mode for several months, I started realizing that there was something happening, that I was not connecting to my son. I definitely seek out help and connect with my friends...

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Resiliency During COVID-19: Being Gentle with Yourself

05/04/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

With all the uncertainty and with how this pandemic is impacting each one of us in a different way, it is extremely important that we also learn how to be more gentle with ourselves. When you think about the pressures that you add into your life

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Resiliency During COVID-19: 5 Recommendations to Manage Anxiety

04/17/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

Being sheltered at home can be really tough depending, too, on the different circumstances you are in. Here are five simple recommendations I consider to be helpful in managing anxiety...

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Resiliency During COVID-19: Going Inwards

04/02/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

For most of us, this whole pandemic is pushing us to stop with our daily routines. It has pushed us to slow down, stop from whatever we’re doing, and start a new normal ASAP....

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Resiliency During COVID-19: Accepting What Is

04/02/2020
Dr.Lydiana Garcia

The pandemic that the whole world is experiencing has certainly been a daily struggle to almost everyone. There’s a lot of fear not only on the physical health but also because of uncertainty...

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PART I: Postpartum Resilience

3/20/2020
Guest: Susana Marquez, LMFT

Most people plan for a safe and successful pregnancy, birth, or lactation but most mothers don't plan for the postpartum stage. Building resilience during this stage is as important as planning for the birth of your baby...

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PART I: Mental Health Respite, a Coping Skills Experiential Blog

11/01/2020
with Dr. Lydiana Garcia

Something I tell my clients about this pandemic is that it’s like putting a magnifying glass - the sun is hitting you harder into your old wounds, opening some wounds because the sun is so intense with the magnifying glass...

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PART II: Postpartum Resilience

3/20/2020
Guest: Susana Marquez, LMFT

Being a new mom is undoubtedly one of the most transformation experiences in our lives. This postpartum stage is an exciting, life-changing and overwhelming experience that many of us failed to prepare for.

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Resilient Birth

3/06/2020
Guest: Zul Ruiz Ginés, LM, CPM

Planning and preparing for your baby’s arrival should not only be focused on buying baby clothes or decorating the room. Spending some time and focusing on things that gets you empowered and makes you more resilient...

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PART I: A Resilient Pregnancy

2/22/2020
Guest: Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW

Pregnancy may be the most beautiful and at the same time, the scariest moment of a woman’s life. There are a lot of different emotions and experiences you could encounter throughout this ten month (for most women) journey...

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PART II: A Resilient Pregnancy

2/22/2020
Guest: Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW

Some of the explanations of why you are the way you are today can be traced back to when you’re still in the womb, where a lot of things are being passed from generation to generation...

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The Healing Journey for BIPOC

2/6/2020
Guest: Natalie Gutierrez, LMFT

Black, indigenous, and people of color have gone through a lot of extreme, overwhelming experiences and its effect is still being passed down across generations...

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