Pride or Shame Sadly, mental health concerns continue to be a source of shame for many people. What would people think of me if they knew I was in therapy? Sometimes clients are heaping shame on themselves, and sometimes family or friends are shaming them for needing help. … [Read more...] about 4 Common Reasons People Avoid Getting Help
The college years are an exciting time of great change for both parents and college students. Students are learning to live alone and make adult decisions, often for the first time in their lives. Parents are often both proud and anxious as they watch their students launch. We … [Read more...] about Worried About Your College Kid?
Change happens. Usually when we aren’t ready for it; sometimes when we crave it; always when we choose it. How we change, or who we change to, isn’t dictated by the inevitability of change. The direction of our change flows from us......or does it? I guess … [Read more...] about How to Change a Life
I have a natural tendency to look toward the future. What is the next step or what is the next thing that is going to happen in my life? With the end of the year approaching, I am already looking ahead to the next year. Planning the next vacation. Brainstorming about the spring … [Read more...] about Remembering and Reflecting
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