4 Ways to Confront a Friend without Cutting them Off

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Did you ever notice how we along with others have a tendency to act differently when we are at home surrounded by family?  It may be hard to admit sometimes, but when anger rears that nasty head, we may become less than desirable to some. Would you confront your spouse or family member the same way you would a close...[ read more ]

Practical Tips For Choosing a Therapist

Practical Tips for Choosing a Therapist

Choosing the right therapist when you're unfamiliar with the therapy field can be quite challenging. You read countless profiles and visit several websites that are filled with clinical jargon. Trying to decipher the credentials after their names, and make sense of the acronyms throughout the websites can get aggravating rather quickly. I’ve created this guide with you in mind because...[ read more ]

Self-Care…Who Cares?

Self-Care...Who Cares

I’ve noticed that there’s an increasingly common misconception around the concept of self-care. Frequently, social media promotes the idea that mani pedis, alcohol, beach time, shopping, etc. are synonymous with self-care. Who cares about that stuff if you don’t feel good enough to enjoy it? While these things can be incorporated into one’s self-care routine, they definitely don’t even graze...[ read more ]

The Social Media Scroll: Hobby or Hinderance?

Every time I meet with a new client, I like to hear about their areas of interest or any hobbies they may have.  This allows me to gain some insight into how people spend their free time as well as what they are exposed to on a daily basis.  Over the last five years, I have heard less and less...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem has become an epidemic in this country, and one that negatively impacts our quality of life. Feelings of unworthiness can begin at a young age and, if neglected, can potentially lead to depression and anxiety.Because low self-esteem can be so damaging, finding ways to feel better about ourselves and our abilities is vital to our well-being. Here are...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Self-doubt can be debilitating. It can hold you back from pursuing your dreams and living the life you really want. Self-doubt can also make it hard to complete necessary daily tasks and make simple decisions.The good news is, it is possible to overcome self-doubt and quiet that negative self-talk. Here’s how:1. Take Charge ImmediatelyWhen inner doubts start to creep up, many people let...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Teen Become a Happy, Productive Adult

Adolescence is a critical life stage. In fact, during ages 11-20, the foundation for who your child will become is laid out. It is your responsibility as a parent to guide your teen through the turbulent tides of adolescence and guide them onto the shores of happy adulthood. Here are ways that you can support your adolescent through the challenging...[ read more ]

Afraid of Failure? Here’s Advice on Coping with Failure

Fear of failure causes us to put the brakes on our life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at all, or we subconsciously undermine our own efforts to avoid an even bigger failure. Without question, fear of failure is immobilizing and, when we allow it to dictate our choices and sit on the sidelines, we miss...[ read more ]

3 Great Phone Apps to Help Improve Self Esteem

People who struggle with low self-esteem often hold themselves back from making intimate connections with others and reaching their most desired goals. Luckily, technology is making it easier for these people to give their self-esteem a boost.Here are 3 great phone apps that can help you improve your self-esteem:Simply BeingA positive self-image is the result of a positive mindset –...[ read more ]

3 Things Happy People Do Differently

Do a search right now on Amazon books on the topic of “Happiness” and you will be returned page after page of titles, all claiming to have the secret to finding it. Why our obsession with happiness? Maybe the better questions is, why does happiness seem to elude so many people?At one time, humans were too busy running from Sabre-Tooth...[ read more ]

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