Category: Self-Help
Let’s Talk Burn Out

Let’s Talk Burn Out

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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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

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...

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Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

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...

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A Busy Person’s Guide To Self-Care

A Busy Person’s Guide To Self-Care

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...

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Where Is Your Anger Coming From?

Where Is Your Anger Coming From?

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...

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Hailstorm vs. Turtle

Hailstorm vs. Turtle

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...

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Is the Friendship Still Worth It?

Is the Friendship Still Worth It?

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...

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Guilt? Ok  Shame? No Way!

Guilt? Ok Shame? No Way!

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,...

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A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective

  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...

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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

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...

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Who Is Ready For A Change?

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...

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