Posts Tagged "self-love"

The #1 Thing Keeping You From Healthy Relationships and 3 Ways to Fix It

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The #1 Thing Keeping You From Healthy Relationships and 3 Ways to Fix It

Women come to me with an array of heartbreaking journeys on their quest for the right person, belonging, and love. They all have unique stories and histories that bring them to my doorstep but there is one thing they typically have in common. Research shows that the one thing that stands in the way of people achieving loving healthy relationships is that they all avoid….   VULNERABILITY   Ick. Who wants to feel vulnerable?! Well that is the problem. In our effort to avoid feeling vulnerable we numb ourselves to other feelings. According to Brene Brown, a researcher who...

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Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Battling a low mood is difficult and sometimes it gets to the point where motivation to help yourself might even wane. This time of the year, Seasonal Affect Disorder or S.A.D. is in full swing. Here are 5 strategies that therapists teach clients when they are battling depression or S.A.D. Keep in mind that counseling has been shown as the most effective strategy to overcome depression, so seek the help of a professional if you are feeling your low mood has become difficult to manage and it is getting in the way of responsibilities and relationships. 1. Keep track of your daily activities...

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The Effects of Anxiety During Pregnancy

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The Effects of Anxiety During Pregnancy

Anxiety During Pregnancy Pregnancy can bring on a lot of feelings. Becoming a new mom myself I began to understand that this life transition, like many others, can provoke a lot of thought and introspection. Many feelings can come up during the childbearing year. There is so much to think about, so much to plan for, and many unanswered questions. What kind of mom will I be? Am I able to provide for this child? Will I make it through the birth? All these questions can lead to a whole lot of anxiety. Anxiety can mess up a pregnancy and birth experience just as much as it can mess up life in...

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Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Believe it or not but a large group of people fit into the “Adult Child” group. If you grew  up in what you would consider a dysfunctional family, for many different reasons, this could be an added element to your identity. There are specific groups for specific types of dysfunction. For example, people who grew up in a family where there was a substance abuser you might fit into the Adult Children of Alcoholics group (ACoA or ACA). For those who grew up in a family where a member suffered from a chronic illness or mental illness, you might feel more at home with those in the...

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Boundaries – What are they and why do you need them?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Boundaries – What are they and why do you need them?

Sometimes people find themselves bending over backwards for others and then experience resentment towards that person. The truth is when we choose to step over our own boundaries, it is nobody’s fault but our own. Having healthy boundaries can help you maintain your inner peace when the outside may be full of turmoil and uncertainty. Boundaries will help you express what you will accept from others, in terms of behavior. For example if someone calls you a name and you do not draw the line that calling you a name is unacceptable then you have put that “in bounds”, or ok for...

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