How Do I Ask for Help?

How Do I Ask for Help?

Somewhere between shame and fear is this place where unfamiliar steps seem impossible to take. It’s not that they’re difficult to understand. They’re uncomfortable, and so we go looking for softer, gentler ways to get what we need.

Overcoming Anxiety (Coping Strategies)

Overcoming Anxiety (Coping Strategies)

Learning to cope with anxiety through specific coping strategies allows us to improve our holistic health and reduce our use of unhealthy distractions.

Redirection and Self-Blame

Redirection and Self-Blame

Redirection – the horrible art of making everything our fault. Let’s examine this and move away from it!

Coming Back from Burnout

Coming Back from Burnout

Burnout is generally understood as doing too much for too long. I’ve come to see that it’s never what I do that burns me out. It’s what I don’t do: self-care, coping, letting go, fulfilling responsibilities to myself, relaxation, fun, and most of all, seeking reciprocity in my relationships.

Taking Care of the Inner Child

Taking Care of the Inner Child

As cliched as the inner child concept is, it’s incredibly useful. It’s what Freud called our “id” – the part of us that feels, wants, and needs. Freud said that every decision and action we make is a result of conflict between our Id and our Superego.

Why Willingness Is Everything

Why Willingness Is Everything

I’ve learned over and over again that wanting it isn’t enough. Even needing it isn’t enough. It sounds a bit cold but I routinely ask people who are considering change, “What are you willing to do?”

How to Not Self-Destruct

How to Not Self-Destruct

I’ve never thought to myself, “Hey this would be a great day to self-sabotage!” Let’s promote healthier choices through mindfulness and connection.