The holidays can be a challenging time if you spend it with family who may ignore, cross, or disrespect your boundaries. If this is an annual challenge you face around the holidays, here’s how you can support yourself in learning about and holding better boundaries with family and with others.
There can often be a lot of pressure from individuals and communities for someone to forgive their abuser. And this pressure can be so damaging. As a therapist, I’m here to tell you that you absolutely do not “need to forgive” your abuser and why you don’t need to.
Foundational to the work of therapy is this: being able to feel and appropriately express our feelings is the key to living a more enlivened, rich life. In today’s post, I share with you concrete tools to learn how to do this. It’s an essential read if you struggle to identify the emotions you are feeling and/or have trouble regulating how much, how little, or how you express them to others.
Did you know that there are three stages to the lifecycle of a romantic relationship? And, in my opinion as a therapist, knowing about these three stages can be a real relief in your own relationship if you’re struggling. To learn about these three stages, come on over to the blog to keep reading.
As a therapist, I think it’s a very normal and natural experience to feel disappointed about the disconnect between where we find ourselves in life and where we thought we would be by a certain age. And this experience can have opportunities in it. To learn more, keep reading.
Bubble baths and mani/pedis are all well and good, but according to this psychotherapist, these actions are not necessarily fundamental self-care. To learn what is and why this matters so much in our growth and development, keep reading.