Maybe you’re feeling stuck. Maybe you’re searching outward for something to happen or change. Or just; maybe it’s time to look inward & reevaluate how you are perceiving and approaching life. I know for me, it certainly helps. Usually when I start to feel lethargic and/or complacent, I look at what is happening around me and what I can do to physically and emotionally get rid of; or improve on. When I do this, it clears the space and makes room for new, exciting, healthy experiences and relationships to blossom. Continue reading
I am BEYOND stoked for November to kick in (Friday, woo hoo!) so I can start my 30-Day-Get-Back-to Nature Challenge! What it is and what I am committing to:
-30 day challenge to get outdoors for at least 30 minutes a day- 30 days in a row.
-Capture this on my iPhone with a Daily “selfie” pic (in nature, of course). Easy peasy, right? Please join me!
We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it. Whether as a brief annoyance or as full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
On my quest to gather information regarding understanding and controlling anger, I came across the work of one of my colleagues, Dr. Judith Orloff. In this brief article, she discusses four strategies to cope with anger in a healthy way. Click HERE and see if any of her ideas resonate with you. I hope it can be a valuable tool to help understand and control your anger – And prevent it from controlling you!
One of the highest places you can get to is being independent of the opinions of other people. -Dr. Wayne Dyer
Truthfully speaking- I happen to agree. But that’s just me. It just seems there comes a point in life where it becomes important to ask, “Why am I caring so much about what other people think?” Both personally and professionally- I’ve met people who don’t care at all … I’m sure you have too. We all know people who don’t have a care in the world about what others think of them – Oye vey- the freedom! But what I recommend and strive for is balance. To be emotionally intelligent, we need to have some awareness and consideration of what others may be thinking of us while not caring so much that it prevents us from being authentic human beings. Continue reading
“I think these things are toxic, especially for kids…they don’t look at people when they talk to them and they don’t build empathy.” – Louis C.K.
Click HERE for a brilliantly funny and oh-so-true clip on the negative emotional effect that smartphones have on both kids and grown-ups.
Remember- kids learn by watching their parents! Start where it matters most- yourSELF.
As a professional woman who loves football season (Ummm, ok….more like a professional woman OBSESSED with the NFL) – It has come to my attention how football “season” (17 weeks to be exact) can impact relationships- Particularly in marriages and couples who are dating seriously. “Women often feel angry, frustrated, resentful, confused, and alienated on Sundays,” writes Kevin Quirk in his book “Not Now Honey, I’m Watching the Game”. As a former correspondent for Sports Illustrated, Kevin Quirk knows firsthand how football can ruin a relationship. He admits that a Super Bowl Sunday fight with his wife triggered marital therapy and ultimately the end of his marriage. YIKES!
Let’s take a step back- Rewind… And see what can be done to prevent these blowouts and help keep your relationship STRONG (throughout football season).
It’s feels good to rest- it feels great to sleep. Yet, so many of us walk around in a haze from too little of one of life’s biggest necessities. I just read an interesting article in the current issue of Psychology Today and it became clear to me how sleep deprived we ALL are. You mean, it’s not just me? (I swear I’m not a narcissist) All joking aside-
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Everyday, clients come to me- exhausted, overwhelmed and frustrated- hopeful that freedom from anxiety is still somehow possible. Actually, it happens both in my office with patients and outside the office with friends and colleagues. Everywhere. All of the time. Welcome to my world.
Question is- “What can be done about it?” Well, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – it is my job to help people figure this out. SO- here we go!
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Couples and Sex Therapy, I often get asked about my “job description” and what I actually “do” on a daily basis with each couple. Typically I hear the question, “Do you go into the bedroom with the couple?”
This is actually a very common misconception. Sex therapy is most often not actually about the “sex” itself- but a symptom of an underlying issue for the couple. This “underlying issue” is what we attempt to figure out, or resolve in each session. Generally, once the couple is aware of this underlying issue, and it is dealt with on a therapeutic level- the sexual “symptom” will dissipate naturally- resulting in a couple with a relatively healthy sex life.
SEX is not an easy topic for many people to talk about, in fact, you may notice yourself getting uncomfortable just reading this. I will do my best to make this as readable as possible for those of you who are feeling discomfort. However, please do pay attention to your thoughts, emotions and feelings as they arise. They are most definitely triggering something within you that has gone un-dealt with. I will leave it up to you- if and when- you choose to address these issues.
In this blog, I will outline for you what sex therapy is, what type of client it’s good for and what to expect in each session. Continue reading