When you eavesdrop on others’ conversations, or observe your own, do you notice a lot of interrupting or over-talking? (“I don’t mean to interrupt you but that reminds me of….” or “Oh- I meant to tell you…”) While it’s common, habitual, and often overlooked, it can be detrimental to your connection. People can feel dismissed, unimportant, or slighted when they are cut off like this.Read More
Think about how much of your time is consumed by your story of what others think of you. It's just a story, it's not a fact. When you continue to make decisions according to your assumptions of others' feelings, you are handing over your power on a silver platter.Read More
Have you been hearing this phrase as much as I have? “I don’t have my shit together,” “When I get my shit together, then I’ll….” Who WANTS their shit to be together anyway? What does that even mean?Read More
When I first meet with clients, I try to convey the overall goal of reducing unnecessary suffering. We often don’t realize how much suffering we can address by asking the right questions.
Here are the main areas that come up as starting points to begin to feel relief and see change.Read More
cardinal-rule. Noun. (plural cardinal rules) A fundamental rule, upon which other matters hinge.
Communication is KEY for the success of any relationship, especially the one with your partner. Many couples avoid conflict altogether. This is not helpful nor effective because it does not lead to fulfillment or satisfaction. It usually becomes a breeding ground for resentment, anger, and tension.Read More
Having a support system when experiencing mental health symptoms is directly related to recovery; there are numerous research studies to support this.
However, many clients with whom I work do not have adequate supports, and as a result, end up feeling extremely alone and isolated. Like they are the only ones experiencing the difficulty getting up and moving in the morning, random bouts of anxiety during the day that seem to come out of nowhere, the insomnia when all that’s needed is sleep… and the list goes on.
While awareness about mental health is increasing, there is still a stigma for individuals to be honest with friends and family about their true struggles. People fear being dismissed, minimized, judged, or even ignored.Read More
When it comes to thinking, therapists usually try to dissuade from black and white thinking, as it is problematic. However, when it comes to boundaries, clarity is KEY.Read More
You don't have to jump on the resolution bandwagon because it's January. You are enough, as is. You have permission to not change a thing.Read More