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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Women Empowerment

In a world that has traditionally been dominated by men, feeling personally empowered as a woman can be difficult. While we continue moving towards gender equality, there are

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Take Back Your Control

Do you sometimes find yourself wishing you could end the pandemic with a snap of your fingers? Perhaps you feel bitter while reminiscing about how things were before? Or are you upset that the pandemic has caused you

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Reconnecting with Friends and Family During and After COVID-19

We’ve been living in an unprecedented time of isolation. For many of us, this isolation has negatively affected our mental health, but it has also helped many learn

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