Parents frequently ask me for support in figuring out how best to set rules and expectations for their teenagers. This can be tough to navigate, especially if the teenager pushes back (which they are wont to do) or the parents aren't sure how they "should" approach boundary setting (there are no "shoulds"; there is no … Continue reading If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: 3 Tips for Setting Rules for Teenagers
This past summer I attended an IFS conference featuring Richard Schwartz in Cape Cod. The setting was gorgeous (seals, guys), the weather was beautiful, and the information was riveting. In one of the sessions, Schwartz was discussing how traditional therapeutic methods allow for daily functioning, but do not address the deep healing that needs to … Continue reading Don’t just survive; thrive.
Do we really need to be better than we are? We are frequently plagued with expectations for ourselves to do better and to be better. Approaching ourselves through this lens, it is very difficult to come from a place of self-compassion, because we are viewing all of our imperfections and making plans for the "fixing" … Continue reading Make moves to be whole, not to be “better”.
"Once everyone understands their value, we stop hustling for worthiness and lean into our gifts." - Brene Brown, Dare to Lead American culture emphasizes an "as soon as" mentality. As soon as we lose the last ten pounds, or get the promotion, as soon as we acquire the better house, or the nicer wardrobe, as … Continue reading We are already enough.
Fun announcement! I'll be offering a Whole Self series at the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene from 5 - 6pm on Fridays, February 15th to March 8th. The series will consist of four one-hour-long workshops with a maximum of nine group members. It is recommended that group members sign up for all four workshops to … Continue reading The Whole Self Workshop Series is here!