The Narcissistic Relationship Cycle

If you are recovering from or actively in a narcissistic relationship, emotional support platforms like Circles can connect you (anonymously, if you prefer) with peers

Shortage of therapists

Can Online Support Groups Help Mental Health?

America’s mental health needs have climbed dramatically since 2019, with 43% of adults stating that they suffer from anxiety or depression. Unfortunately, there is an

Obsessing over your ex

The Psychology of Obsessing Over Your Ex

Circles recently interviewed Psychologist and Researcher Dr. Cortney S. Warren on the reasons why we may obsess over our ex, how that is related to


Divorce Coach Interview – Jenine Marie Powell

Ten years ago, my ex-husband blindsided me – he was having an affair, so we got a divorce. I was a stay-at-home mom with two children ages 5 and 10, and I was totally shocked and in disbelief. My whole life got turned upside down in a matter of an instant.


Finding Self-Love after Divorce or Loss

During challenging life experiences like loss or divorce, self-love can feel especially hard. Jeff Crume, our Circles Guide who specializes in relationships and personal development,

You Are Not Alone This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – to give thanks. To bestow or grant a grateful thought. To greet a moment, or a day, with special gratitude. Gratitude born of

The Holidays Loneliness Pandemic

Think back to the holidays in 2019. The world was a very different place: “Baby Yoda” was taking the internet by storm, the Cats movie

“No one is EVER the perfect version of themselves”

Today we’re putting the spotlight on Jennifer Hurvitz, a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™), public speaker, best-selling author, and host of the Doing Relationships Right Podcast. Divorced

Talking Mental Health With Taimi

It doesn’t matter what day of the year it is, it is always important to talk about our mental health. That’s why we’re so excited

An Opportunity to Gift Care

Do you know someone going through a divorce and could use a support system? Do you know someone who is grieving the loss of a

What it Means to Grow Around Grief

Time heals all wounds…right? For those who are grieving, the idea is that as time goes by, your grief will shrink until it is no

Supporting Teachers During This Transition

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition centers on the heightened anxiety and stress teachers are

“Acknowledge where you’re at with compassion”

Today we’re putting the spotlight on Sheryl and Steve Puterman, founders of Nourishment Vitality, a platform that provides online courses, workshops, and coaching programs that bring

What Are Healthy Relationship Habits?

We all know that perfect couple. The couple that is seemingly (almost) always happy, that (almost) always gets along, that adores each other, and are

Bracing for Back to School

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition centers on the anxieties surrounding returning to school, as

Spotlight: Terrible, Thanks For Asking

This week we’d like to put the spotlight on the award-winning podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” created by Nora McInerny. Nora is also the best-selling

Five Podcasts to Listen to After a Breakup

Whether you’re the breakup-er or the breakup-ee, breakups are hard to process and the adjustment period almost inevitably leads to a soul-searching period. You will

Circles Reaches A New Milestone

It started with a moment. A few years ago, when our CEO Irad Eichler’s mother was battling cancer, he noticed that no matter how often

Healing Process of Grief

It goes without saying that grief is an extremely difficult process filled with ebbs and flows. Some days may be filled with terrible sadness or

Opening the Employee Wellbeing Window

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition highlights a new shift in priorities for human resources

How Do I Connect With People In A Group?

We don’t know if you’ve heard, but at Circles we’re all about connection. We’re big believers that being with people experiencing a similar emotional challenge can help

Grappling With Gray Divorce

When Bill Gates, 65, and Melinda Gates, 56, announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage they completely shocked the world. After spending nearly

Coping With Divorce Post-COVID

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition centers on online divorce startup Hello Divorce, which recently

Simone Taught Us To Share Without Shame

In arguably the most shocking turn of events at the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast and considered by many to be

How to Support Someone Who’s Grieving

When we were speaking with Emma Payne, the Founder of Grief Coach, she mentioned that a few years after the loss of her husband, she reconnected

Five Benefits of Online Group Support

In our smartphone-centric society, there is now an app for basically everything. We now have the tools in the palm of our hands to take

Setting Up Relationship Boundaries

The word “boundary” can have negative connotations to it, simply because “boundary” can remind you of a “barrier”, something that blocks you from getting somewhere.

Cultivating Connection Through GoodGrief

Very few blogs begin by talking about grief, but the truth is, we should talk about it. Grief is inevitable, we will experience it sooner

Stepping in at Surfside

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition highlights the emotional support dogs that are providing support

Can I Be Honest In A Group Support Setting?

Life is hard. Going through grief, divorce, burnout, anxiety and other struggles make it harder. But the roughest part? Feeling like you are alone while

Get AppClose and Personal

Ask any parent and they will probably agree with us that parenting is a hard job even under the best circumstances. Parenting during and after

Tackling Mental Health Before Tokyo

‘Frame of Mind’ discusses current events in the mental health and emotional wellbeing space. Today’s edition centers on tennis star Naomi Osaka’s recent piece in

Top 5 Books for Personal Growth

Every year we always challenge ourselves to be better. Whether it’s to exercise more, eat healthier, be more organized, socialize more, or learn something new,

The Healing Power of a Group

When you hear “group therapy” or “support group” what goes through your mind? If you thought of an AA meeting, support groups are commonly associated

Give Happify A Try

At Circles, our mission is to end the loneliness epidemic, and, by extension, increase peoples’ emotional wellbeing and mental health. Especially following the coronavirus pandemic,

Frame of Mind – 07/05/2021

‘Frame of Mind’ provides weekly information about what’s happening in the mental health and emotional wellness space – news, events, entertainment, and more – so

Top 5 Relationship Coaches

Relationships are what make the world go round. Well, not literally, but they’re what form the fabric of our society and are integral to our

Frame of Mind – 06/28/2021

‘Frame of Mind’ provides weekly information about what’s happening in the mental health and emotional wellness space – news, events, entertainment, and more – so

Top 5 LGBTQ+ Mental Health Advocates

As we’re reaching the last few days of Pride Month, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight members of the LGBTQ+ community who have

Keeping Memories Alive With Keeper

It goes without saying, but when someone leaves us, they don’t really leave us. The experiences shared, the feelings felt, and your memories together are

Frame of Mind – 06/21/2021

‘Frame of Mind’ provides weekly information about what’s happening in the mental health and emotional wellness space – news, events, entertainment, and more – so

Top 5 Instagram Accounts for Self-Care

Self-care. Caring for yourself. What a concept. Sometimes we get so swept up in helping others, we forget to care for ourselves. Other times, self-care

What is Emotional Wellness?

What do you think of when you read the words “mental health”? If the words “crazy”, “weak”, or “sick” popped into your mind, you’re not

Time to Get (Mood)Fit

Fitness. It’s a word that appears everywhere, from your gym to the Instagram influencers you follow. We’re flooded with information on how to get fit.

Frame of Mind – 06/14/2021

As we’re slowly but surely escaping the clutches of COVID, our mental health is more on the forefront than ever. To that effect, we will

Smart Tips That Will Help You Relax

Let’s start with this: stress is a perfectly normal reaction for your body. The human body is wired to react to physical and emotional challenges.

Loneliness During The Corona Pandemic

One of the feelings many people are experiencing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is loneliness. Our usual ways of seeing family, friends, or just familiar

How to Deal with Political Anxiety

Among the many difficulties this past year has brought with it, an uncertain political climate is also something that’s impacted our lives. With the pandemic,

Coping with the Loss of Loved Ones

A loss, in any situation, is a difficult emotion to understand and process. Loss can take on a whole new level of pain when associated

Empathy vs Sympathy

The term empathy and sympathy are used interchangeably in our culture today. According to the American dictionary, both words have roots in the Greek term

Five Tips To Mindfully Calm Your Anxiety

Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn said that we should “Smile, breathe, and walk slow when feeling anxious.” Much truth is held in

The Holiday Circles Miracle

We are very moved. We’re moved by the tremendous response we’ve gotten for our Holiday Circles program. And we’re moved by the courage shown by

Holiday Circles of Support

The holidays can be wonderful. They can also be very, very hard. Especially if you’ve lost someone close to you. I know. My mother died

The Benefits of Joining a Support Group

Support groups offer a space where people can share common issues, ranging from health concerns to emotional needs. In well-formulated groups, the members can express

Your Circles of support

We launched 7Chairs a little bit over a year ago, aiming to make emotional support accessible to everyone, everywhere. After experiencing personal challenges myself, I

Qualities of a Good Online Group Facilitator

When facilitating online groups, various qualities allow a person to succeed and enjoy their work. Exploring these qualities will help us see how we can

Stronger, Together

We’ve all been there. We’ve all faced difficult times in our lives. And sometimes, it can feel like no one in the universe can really,

The Healing Power of Gratitude

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Hansa Proverb With the current state of affairs, so much uncertainty on the horizon,

Community: Together, Even from Afar

So many of us are currently living lives far from what we’re used to. We may not be going to the office every day, seeing

Say Goodbye To Stress With These Simple Tips

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. We all know that feeling when your muscles start aching,

5 Tips to Becoming More Resilient

Many people talk about building resilience or grit, but what exactly does it mean? How can we develop resilience, especially when we’re going through a

The Power of Human Connection

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of

Sound Body, Sound Mind

Your mental health and physical health might be more connected than you think. Envision your mental health and your physical health as two sides of

Finding Support in Your Circle

“Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you have

Men’s Mental Health Matters!

“I am tired of acting as though I have something to hide.” We are all familiar with such sayings as, “Why don’t you just man