When life is out of control, or better said, when I am not in control, many emotions pop-up. And, of course, I don’t always feel like I can control them. There is a lot of thoughts going on about control here. But, I find that whenever we feel like things are … [Read more...] about When Life is Out of Control
I used to have a big problem with over-commitment myself. Now I consider myself a recovering over-committer. I still fall off the wagon a couple of times per year, but it used to be a daily constant state. How Do You Know If You Are Over-committed? You are sitting still. … [Read more...] about Over-commitment: How to Get Off of the Hamster Wheel
Does this sound familiar? I feel like my brain is always going, and it feels impossible to slow it down. When I'm at home, I'm thinking about work, and when I'm at work, I'm wishing I was at home. When I go on vacation, I find myself worried about things back home or at work. … [Read more...] about Too Many Tabs Open
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