We can be our own worst critics at times. Am I right? Why is it that we can be there for a friend and offer kindness, advice, support, and compassion but when it comes to ourselves, we do the exact opposite? We beat ourselves up over little mistakes or engage in harsh negative self-talk by […]
I recently read a book entitled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb. It’s the true story of a therapist’s experience attending therapy for the first time. It was a relatable and entertaining read that touched on many of the real experiences therapists and clients share during the therapeutic process.
Emotions can be tricky. They seem pretty straightforward and basic, but humans tend to make things more complicated than they need to be. Most of us grew up hearing various messages about emotions-from parents, friends, society-and we internalize those messages, whether we realize it or not.
Meet my friend Layla. Layla is not her real name, but she is a dear friend who gave me permission to share her story. Layla has a son who she always felt was “very energetic.” He did not attend preschool, but stayed home with her until he went to kindergarten. During his first year in […]
August is all things back to school—clothes, supplies, book bags, lunchboxes, you name it. I am writing this in July and school stuff is already on sale at most of the stores I frequent. Whether you have a kindergartner, a middle schooler or a freshman in high school, navigating the ins and outs of the […]