Typically, people come to therapy because of emotional pain — either theirs or those in their inner circle. Sometimes because of trauma, people are so shut down and so far-removed from their emotions that it is difficult for them to even describe what they are feeling. What do … [Read more...] about Understanding Our Emotions
I remember when I used to work a ton of hours, I would go into a store and buy something I didn’t really need, just because I could. After all, if I am working this much, there needs to be some benefit to it. More recently I had a bladder infection and my small group … [Read more...] about What is Self-Care and What Isn’t it?
Do you know that feeling of being full of energy, nothing hurts, you are ready to take on the world? Okay, then you are 20 years old, so you can't relate to what I am going to write about it. The rest of you, stick with me. I have glimpses of feeling that way. Like when I … [Read more...] about Not Even Self-Control Is About You
There are many situations in life that I find takes us in circles. It is so difficult to fight against the current of repeating cycles in our lives. The world is difficult to navigate and for most of us there are many circumstances or events in our life that breed … [Read more...] about Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety and Control
I recently returned from a trip to Michigan. While I was there, I visited the charming little town of Holland for the Tulip Festival. We stopped by Windmill Island to experience what was essentially a sampler of the Netherlands, complete with tulip fields, windmills, street … [Read more...] about Social Media and the Carefully Crafted Image
As parents we fight for control with our children for a lot of different reasons. In general, we think our point of view is the only correct one. No child of mine is going to…..! You can fill in the blank. Does Might Make Right? All of us have a tendency to be egocentric. … [Read more...] about Fighting for Control: Pointless Power Struggles