As a therapist, my training involves relationships. How relationships influence our growth, our well being, and the very expression of who we become. As part of my training, I learned to work with children, adults, and kinds of family systems. It is a very natural and organic place for me to work with people. Even… Continue reading Family Origins: Hiring a Doula
Confidence is not arrogance. Arrogance refers to the belief that you are better and superior to others. Whereas confidence is a strong belief and trust in your own capabilities and strengths. Confidence is a way of life. I think that confidence, like anything, requires your intention and the decision to practice more self-confidence. In essence,… Continue reading 6 Ways to Build Self Confidence
Disappointment is a part of life. As much as we do not want to experience such emotion it is a part of the human experience. Rather than avoid or suppress I suggest we learn how to process it. The messaging that we should just be happy and think positive thoughts can be harmful and rob… Continue reading 5 Steps to Deal With Life’s Disappointments
A co-dependent relationship can exist beyond a romantic relationship. (There are co-dependent parental relationships, friendships, sibling relationships, etc.) Once you’ve recognized that you are in a co-dependent relationship, there are some steps that you can take to create boundaries. The first step is realizing that this relationship isn’t healthy. Ideally, if you find yourself in… Continue reading Co-dependency Continued
The definition of co-dependency is an excessive need of a person. Co-dependency is an unhealthy characteristic of a relationship ( I am using the word relationship to refer to all types of relationships). There are warning signs that may signal to you that you are in a co-dependent relationship. The co-dependent relationship doesn’t just happen,… Continue reading Are you in a co-dependent relationship?
Let’s talk about anxiety. First, let’s define anxiety: the excessive worry and living in a state of fear that interrupts your daily living. Being nervous can refer to feeling unsettled or worried about a particular situation and it passes. Anxious producing stimuli can really be anything and come from anywhere. The point is that it… Continue reading Anxiety is Ruining My Life
Admittingly, winter time is tough for me. The cold weather can be very bitter and I have struggled with the dark and winter days. The winter blues or seasonal affective disorder affects 10-20% of people (numbers may be higher!) As a result, I have learned how to best take care of myself during this particular… Continue reading How to Handle The Winter Wonderland Blues