Ah, let’s talk burn out—I can guarantee most of us know the feeling, but what does it really mean? According to helpguide.org, burn out is “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress”. Understanding what it looks like can be difficult, as we all have different reactions to stress. Here are some misconceptions and some tips on recovering from it.
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This time of year can be hard—the holiday season brings varied reactions and some very mixed feelings for a lot of people. Wintertime is tough: it’s gray, it’s cold; it begins to...
by Chelsea | Dec 8, 2019
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time with friends and family but sometimes we might need a little help surviving the holidays. Unfortunately, the holidays don’t always...
by Jasleen | Nov 25, 2019
Never a good time “I’m too busy”, “there isn’t enough time in the day”, and “I feel guilty”, are just some of the reasons people give me when I ask them why they aren’t doing...
by Danielle | Nov 23, 2019
Where is your anger coming from? Is everyone mean? Or are we just sleepy, thirsty, or hungry? I recently had a session with a couple that wanted to work on communication in their...
by Danielle | Oct 2, 2019
Are you overwhelmed with too many choices? It creates too much pressure when too many choices or to-do lists keep you stuck and overwhelmed. I often feel this tug of war on...
by Chelsea | Sep 16, 2019
Is comparison stealing your happiness? Have you ever gone to a friend’s new home and then looked at yours and wanted more? Did you ever run into someone you went to high school...
by Karen | Jun 25, 2019
The Hailstorm vs. Turtle is an analogy created by Harville Hendrix to explain some of the very different ways a couple can behave and react within a relationship. Considering all...
by Chelsea | Jun 12, 2019
Ever wonder, "Is the Friendship Still Worth It?" Have you ever had a friend who was a huge part of your life and has been through it all with you? Who has gone through the good...
by Jasleen | Mar 5, 2019
If you’ve ever been on a flight they always tell you “put your mask on first before assisting others.” Why do they say this? Because you’re no good to anyone if you pass out...
by Jasleen | Jan 23, 2019
Are you letting your emotions control you instead of the other way around? Maybe you get angry and lash out with insults and criticisms you regret later. Or, maybe you feel like...
by Danielle | Dec 11, 2018
Have you ever wondered what your Netflix binge might be trying to tell you? Maybe you have caught yourself binging a TV show and noticed the crumb-covered blanket crater...
by Javan | Mar 16, 2018
Are you suffering from caregiver burnout? Exhausted? Spent? Not working with the same compassionate heart that got you into the profession you're in? You may be suffering from...
by Danielle | Mar 10, 2018
Does success feel like a moving target? In Part 1 we explored the idea that when success feels out of reach, we begin to tell ourselves a story that sounds similar to: I’m not...
by Karen | Feb 23, 2018
GUILT? OK SHAME? NO WAY Allowing guilt to manifest in shame is a harmful process that occurs way too often. Guilt is healthy. Shame is unhealthy. But I am far ahead of myself,...
by imavexadmin | Feb 21, 2018
Lately, the phrase "first world problems" has been buzzing around. One minute, our problems can seem so huge and life-changing and the next, after some perspective, the same...
by Danielle | Jan 30, 2018
How do we know what success looks like? What does it feel like? Is success something tangible (money), or a state of being (happiness)? For me, success can sometimes feel like...
by Danielle | Nov 28, 2017
Does this sound like you?: “How long is this going to take?” “I’m busy.” “I don’t have TIME for this.” If so, you’re not alone. We have a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it...
by Karen | Oct 17, 2017
Who is ready for a change? It might appear obvious that the reason we embark upon the journey of therapy is a quest for change. As a therapist, I confirm this concept. One...