Self-care: Summer Routines

Self-care: Summer Routines

Self-care: Summer Routines Now is the time of year when many of us see our daily and weekly routines change considerably. The school year ends, work schedules may change, more time is spent outdoors, and some of us plan vacations or full summer out of town. We are...
Toxic Positivity: It’s ok to not be ok

Toxic Positivity: It’s ok to not be ok

Toxic Positivity: It’s ok to not be ok A phrase I often tell my clients in the first few sessions is: “People don’t often come to therapy because they feel bad; they come to therapy because they feel bad about feeling bad.” In other words, if we could easily...
Freedom from Self-Criticism

Freedom from Self-Criticism

Freedom from Self-Criticism I had just joined a gym and was taking advantage of a free personal training session. I was in the middle of my third or fourth round of lunges when the trainer began to yell loudly at me: “Do more! More! Do more! I need to see more from...
Mother’s Day 2021: A Year for Extra Care

Mother’s Day 2021: A Year for Extra Care

Mother’s Day 2021: A Year for Extra Care In a typical year, we use the month of May to celebrate mothers. We use Mother’s Day in particular to pamper our mothers, give gifts, or provide much needed time for relaxation. This year we acknowledge the toll that the...