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Pitfalls of Perfectionism

What does it really mean to be a perfectionist? It sounds good at first, right? Being perfect all the time seems like it would be a positive thing. Maybe you think of someone with a perfectly clean home, a productive daily routine, someone who exudes overall energy and has their life in order. These might be common stereotypes of perfectionists,...[ read more ]

Tame your Negative Thoughts

Do you ever struggle with negative thinking? The vast majority of our thoughts are at best random, and at worst destructive. Negative thoughts are really just a part of being human. When we feel depressed, we are more likely to get stuck in cycles of repetitive ruminating thoughts- think pressing replay several times on a bad movie scene. We may...[ read more ]

Are You Feeling Disconnected?

Emotions are something we all have in common and the fabric of our humanity. When these feelings are absent, it can be hard for us to connect with others. Feelings are a pathway to relating with one another. Connection with our emotions allows us to create deeper and meaningful relationships through empathy and communication. Emotional detachment deprives us of showing...[ read more ]

What Are You Telling Yourself? 4 Ways to Silence The Inner Critic

Self-Criticism isn’t all bad when it propels us into a journey of self-discovery and growth. But there is a major difference between “I need to lose weight” which can jumpstart our motivation to “I am a fat blob.” The way you talk to yourself, and the things you tell yourself can build you up or tear you down. A harsh...[ read more ]

5 Things to Remember when you feel that you are not Good Enough

Children coming from dysfunctional families often internalize negative messages like “ I am not good enough.” For example, the alcoholic parent, who can love and connect to their child one moment, and then suddenly, be completely absent. In abusive families with domestic violence the child can’t understand why the adults are acting so violent and not tuned in to how...[ read more ]

Coping with Depression During the Holiday Season

During this time of year, radio and TV ads would have us believe we should all feel merry and bright. Sadly, that’s not always the case. According to the National Institute of Health, many people experience depression during the holiday season. Some of the most common reasons people experience depression during this time of year are: Financial hardship – ‘Tis the...[ read more ]

Three Tips To Build Confidence and Self-Esteem

Life often throws you curve balls that can knock the confidence out of you. Confidence helps individuals feel positive and reassures them that they have what it takes to be successful. When you believe that you can accomplish something, you will feel determined and positive that you can reach your goal. Many times, self-confidence diminishes when you feel worthless. Healthy...[ read more ]


What am I feeling? The end of a relationship can be stressful and a life-changing event. Whether you wanted it or not there is no escaping the emotional waves that can be unsettling and trigger painful feelings. Relationship loss can wreak havoc as you attempt to understand feelings of confusion, hurt, pain, anger, and sadness. It is important to allow...[ read more ]

How to Manage Depressive Thinking

We have thousands of daily thoughts that circle through our minds at any given time. Imagine when these thoughts are consistently firing negative messages. “I will never be any good” “Who wants me” “I will never be with anyone” “I am too fat” “I can’t do anything right” Does this sound familiar? This is how depression sounds. These negative messages...[ read more ]

Stress Management: 7 Quick Tips to Reboot, Renew, and Recharge

Today, we can respond to our boss’s email, text our partners about the kids, google a recipe for tonight’s dinner, shop for an office party, and get the kids to soccer practice. All in a day… Are you thinking super human? Nope, the growing busyness of our day makes us super stress and anxious human beings doing life in a...[ read more ]

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