Not very many years ago at all, I found myself at a crossroads. I was working at a job that was highly fulfilling and meaningful, but also grueling, exhausting, and crisis-oriented. I wanted badly to continue doing important work, but found my own health and self-care failing as I tried to keep up. If I … Continue reading Pick Yourself! On Attending To Your Own Self-Care First .
Communication in relationships can become strained in the face of arguments and disagreements. Because all healthy relationships contain conflict, it’s important to be aware of the signs that communication patterns have become unhealthy. Here’s four red flags to be on the lookout for to be sure that your communication patterns remain useful, respectful, and positive: … Continue reading When communication is unhealthy: Four red flag behaviors.
Hello all! I'm so excited that one of my favorite books (that I recommend to ALL of my clients), Shrill, has been made into a TV series on Hulu. And not just a TV series - a funny, well-casted, very smart, rather groundbreaking series. I've written about Shrill before. I love the book because I think … Continue reading Shrill is a TV show! Why everybody should watch it.
I find it helpful in moments of feeling my small-ness to touch back on the foundations of the healing arts - the basics. I remember that the true power of therapeutic work comes in the small elements of joining another person in their emotional space. At the core of our practice, we bear witness to the … Continue reading The Incredible Power of Listening
It’s no accident that many of us get a little freaked out about making changes or approaching transitions in our daily lives. The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, a tool used by doctors to gauge stress levels and the probability of stress-related health breakdowns, directly correlates physical health with relatively low amounts of life change. That … Continue reading Getting Real About Change – How to Approach Life Transitions.