Obligations Kill Connections

It’s November, which means it’s the holiday season, and we’re on the fast track toward a new year. For many, this time of year means gathering with loved

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Overcoming Burnout

Psychology Today describes burnout as, “…a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress.” Burnout is usually associated with a person’s

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Nature Bathing: Healing Emotionally Through Nature

If you’re like me, there are many times when all of the hustle and bustle of daily life starts to get to you. You may think to yourself,

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How to Combat Toxic Self-Criticism

Like many people, you may have a lot on your plate on any given day. Whether you have to handle work responsibilities, take care of a household, raise

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Compassion in Times of Suffering

The enormity of suffering on our planet right now feels like it is at an all-time high. Having the privilege and opportunity to be a psychotherapist for almost

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Showing Self-Compassion

In my previous blog, I wrote about the power of starting over when you feel that things seem to be falling to pieces. This could be due to

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The Power of Starting Over 

Sometimes it is easy to relate to the popular saying ‘when it rains, it pours’. There are many times in our lives when it seems like there are

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Female Friendships and Their Contribution to Women’s Health

With International Women’s Day being on March 8th, I thought that it would be nice to take a moment to appreciate women around the world. Most of us

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Living up to Expectations Isn’t Worth Your Happiness

As we approach the new year, take a moment to reflect on the past year. What did you learn, what did you accomplish, did you feel fulfilled? If

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Self-Gratitude: Directing Our Gratitude Inward

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s a good time to focus on what we’re grateful for. This year, I want to challenge you to express your gratitude a little differently. Practicing

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