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Have you ever wondered why we get angry?Read More
Deep conversations may be an important way to connect with those we care about in these difficult times, but they are always a good idea. Read More
Some years ago, I was shopping and came upon a beautiful red dress.Read More
Our brain’s ability to process information and adapt effectively is dependent on a number of factors, including genes, nutrition, and life experiences. These life experiences wield particular influence over the brain during a few sensitive periods when our most important muscle is most likely to undergo physical, chemical, and functional remodeling.Read More
When it comes to marriage, what you don’t know really can hurt you.
Our relationship with our parents or caregiver creates an “attachment style”—a blueprint for how we handle close relationships later. Understanding how they are formed, and how they manifest in our adult relationships, is vitally important if you want to grow as a person and in your relationships.
While there are different definitions and terminologies for attachment styles, much of it boils down to insecure (which can include fearful-avoidant, dismissive-avoidant, and anxious) versus secure attachment.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.Read More
What are boundaries?
All relationships need boundaries. A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you.Read More
Validation doesn’t necessarily mean we agree with another’s subjective reality. Validation simply allows another person’s emotional state a space to exist.
You never realized that you had a temper until you became a parent.Read More
Hope is important for resiliency. Here are ways to boost it.
What are boundaries?
All relationships need boundaries. A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. They separate your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others.Read More
All of us worry that we’ve disappointed someone, whether it’s about a specific thing — we didn’t turn up to their birthday party because #selfcare — or about bigger issues — we aren’t living the “right” life with the “perfect” job or partner. Read More
You’ll never reach your goals if you’re trying to be all things to all people.
As a therapist, I’m privileged to be invited into the hearts and minds of many people. One thing I’ve come to believe over the years through my work as a therapist is this: we’re all struggling with “adulting” in some way.Read More
People with anxiety are all too familiar with this phenomenon. So, what can you do about it?Read More
How to dust off and move on.
Have you ever wished you were totally self-accepting? If so, here’s what to do.
Resilience is the psychological quality that allows some people to be knocked down by the adversities of life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties, traumatic events, or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, highly resilient people find a way to change course, emotionally heal, and continue moving toward their goals.Read More
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