Even if we have a larger goal in mind, let’s start small so we are internally reinforced by our own success. We can start to shift the unattainability to a more realistic mindset by setting daily intentions.
Shame resiliency is being able to recognize shame when we are experiencing it and then move through it in a constructive way that allows us to maintain our authenticity and grow from our experiences.
As a therapist I focus a lot on emotions and feel emotions are very important to our experience of being a human which includes acknowledging, experiencing, and validating our emotions. But I was recently asked the other day by a new client “why is it helpful for me to experience my emotions?” And that question [...]
In Part II of this blog post series you will learn about the human energy field and its relationship to energy psychology. Read Part I of this blog here. Few people know that there is a potent form of healing that comes to us from western psychotherapy: energy psychology. My purpose in this blog is [...]
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie When Ingratitude is around it is hard to [...]
Transitioning to motherhood is challenging and despite all the well intentions, we can often feel increased pressure from the advice and “encouragement” of others. Whether it’s your best friend, sister, mother, coworker, or someone else - we’ve almost all heard “sleep when the baby sleeps!” usually in discussion of how the transition is going or [...]
Burnout. We hear the term all the time. What is it? Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Burnout happens when you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to meet increasing and constant demands and you start to lose the motivation or interest that brought you to [...]
One of the most important aspects of healthy human functioning is having a strong, reliable support system. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in reality, that village is important even in adulthood. For some, their support system does in fact start in childhood. They have parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, teammates [...]
Jumping into the world of parenting can feel incredibly overwhelming. Each day is filled with numerous decisions -- breastfeed or bottle feed? Rock/nurse to sleep or cry-it-out? Use a pacifier? Work or stay home? …and this is just the beginning of the list. Even thinking about these decisions can increase anxiety. We can spend hours [...]
It’s easy to feel isolated in this uber-connected world. The way we communicate, relate, and show love is different than it was years ago. Do I sound old? I feel old even thinking the statement – “back in my day, things were simpler.” It’s easy to measure our self-worth with likes, posts, and tweets. We’ve [...]