Is Toxic Positivity Causing A Problem?

Is Toxic Positivity Causing A Problem?

Have you ever heard of toxic positivity?  A good example is when you’ve opened up to someone about your feelings or what you have been struggling with and they responded back with some type of an “at least” statement? “Well, at least, you still have ___.” “At...
5 Things I’ve Learned Since My Divorce

5 Things I’ve Learned Since My Divorce

I was recently pondering 5 things I’ve learned since my divorce.  I don’t take divorce lightly and trust me, I agonized hard in making the decision, but if divorce is something you are facing, just know there is hope. You will feel every imaginable emotion, from...
Overcoming Defensiveness

Overcoming Defensiveness

  Defensiveness: When individuals feel attacked or misunderstood they often act out in ways to protect themselves. Many individuals get defensive when they are feeling criticized or blamed. When we get defensive we essentially take that blame and put it on the...

Sometimes Intimacy Hurts

Today I would like to discuss one of the finer points of intimacy.  There is a mis-conception I’d like to take a swing at clearing up, about what intimacy actually is and how to do it well.  In particular, I’d like to talk today about how sometimes intimacy hurts.   ...