Megan Mulroy, LPC Having a solid morning routine can help kick start your day and set you up for success in the workplace as well as in your personal life. When you are rushing to get out of the house that frantic energy can often follow you around all day and can trigger a bad mood. When we are rushed, we are more prone to make mistakes, be short with people, and miss deadlines. As a certified…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC If you work in a helping profession, chances are that you enjoy being of service to others and probably like helping your friends. Maybe you play the ‘mom,’ ‘dad,’ or even ‘therapist,’ in your friend group, or are the first phone call when a friend needs to vent. If you have made a career out of this very special skill, like nurse/doctor, teacher, social worker, or therapist, there might also be a good chance…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC Breaking up with a partner is never easy. Whether you were the person who ended it or not, the pain is still real and can often times be overwhelming and devastating. One of the hardest things about ending a relationship is that all of your hopes, dreams, and plans you built with your ex-partner are gone along with the relationship. That dog you talked about buying together. GONE! That apartment you were going…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC In the first part of this series, I discussed ways in which you can identify and help seniors who may be struggling with a mental health issue. In Part II, I want to discuss how you can support yourself as well as your older loved one while taking care of them. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll assume that there is a parent or grandparent/child dynamic taking place. As parents and grandparents…Read More
By Megan Mulroy, LPC While destigmatizing mental health has a long way to go, there have been many improvements in recent years. Most of my millennial and gen z friends have therapists and talk openly about their mental health, but I can’t say the same for my grandparents’ generation. Seniors are such an asset to our society! They have years of knowledge and wisdom and are unburdened by the social media façade that plagues many of…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC As vaccines become more readily available, there has definitely been a shift in behaviors and attitudes around COVID-19. Recently, we were cleared to be outside without a mask if you’ve been vaccinated, and bars and restaurants have increased capacity for indoor dining. People are once again able to hug their friends and families, go to small parties, and even travel. Although these changes are really exciting, they are massive transitions. I’ve noticed a…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC Why Getting the COVID Vaccine Is Really Emotional: From My Perspective Last week, I headed to the United Center to get my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I had spent what felt like forever waiting for my turn to get vaccinated, and since I had COVID fairly recently, I had to wait the 90 days after infection to safely get my shot. Getting my shot at the United Center surprised me in…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC The COVID-19 pandemic has caused most jobs to move to online platforms to allow employees to work from home. That means that job interviews have followed suit. Job interviews can be anxiety inducing in the best of times and doing them exclusively virtually adds a new set of challenges. I work with a lot of young professionals trying to advance their careers. Early on in the pandemic, I noticed a trend of people trying…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC Having a hangover is not an uncommon occurrence. Pounding headache, nausea, and fatigue are common symptoms. However, after a night of drinking many people suffer from a phenomenon known as “Hangxiety.” If you are unfamiliar, hangxiety is the intersection between a hangover and anxiety. Many people confuse hangxiety and regret. If you find yourself scrolling through your phone in fear to see what you texted or are worried about what you might have said,…Read More
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