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, offers tips for practicing self-love within difficult times.   For Valentines Day, we have free audio-only groups for those seeking community after divorce or loss of a loved one. Join us here! […]

“The way we grieve is as unique as the love we shared”

Today’s spotlight is on Kerry Phillips. Following the unexpected loss of her husband when she was 32, Kerry founded Young, Widowed & Dating, a community for young widows to support each other as they venture back into the dating pool. Since its founding in 2015, the community has reached 9,000 members. Can you tell me […]

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 all the myriad of circumstances we have to be thankful for. A roof over our heads, fresh air in our lungs, maybe a phone call from a loved one or […]

Our Amazing Partners Bringing Support to Millions This Holiday

What do you think of when you think of the winter holidays? Lights, presents, family, cheer, and merriment are all things that probably ran through your mind. That’s understandable since that’s all we see. But while most brands and the media portray a perfectly “filtered” holiday filled with joy and happiness, at Circles we understand […]

Why Facebook’s Announcement is Bad News for Our Future Mental Health

Wednesday was a terrible day for the future of all of our mental health. Facebook, newly named Meta, declared that in the near future more and more of our human interactions will be converted into remote and efficient communications. I am amazed that we continue to be unable to connect the dots between the unbelievable […]

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 had just been released, Donald Trump was impeached (the first time) by the House of Representatives. Chances are, you also enjoyed holiday parties with co-workers, get-togethers with friends, and trips […]

“There is zero shame in not being able to do this alone”

Today we’re putting the spotlight on Dr. Catherine Schmidt, a licensed clinical psychologist working with women and children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt’s research explores the relationship between romantic attachment and stress during motherhood. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you decided to pursue psychology with […]

Celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay By Sharing Without Shame

1 in 5. That’s how many adults in the United States experience a mental illness each year. That’s nearly 52 million people. If that were the population of a country, it would be the 28th largest country in the world. Moreover, 45% of adults in the United States with mental illness receive treatment. Less than half of […]

“It’s time we closed the gap between our physical and our psychological health”

Dr. Guy Winch is a renowned psychologist, keynote speaker, and author. His books, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts, How to Fix a Broken Heart, have been translated into twenty-seven languages, and his TED Talks Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid, How to Fix a Broken Heart, […]

How to Tell Your Husband You Want a Divorce

When you’re walking down the aisle at your wedding, and you stand in front of your partner and you make a vow “‘til death do us part,” you never imagine, not even for a moment, that you would part ways a lot earlier than anticipated. But life doesn’t always go as planned. The trajectory of […]