Perfectionism comes with many imperfections, as there are many ineffective thinking patterns and behaviors that come along with it. Here are some common signs of perfectionism and how to overcome them.Read More
When considering our own happiness and how to increase happiness in our life, we often think, "What needs to change to make me happier?" "What can I do better?" or "What do I need to change about myself to be happier?"
While making changes is one way to cultivate happiness, it isn't the only way - nor the easiest way. It is also my personal philosophy that (read more)....Read More
As a mental health professional, I work with individuals struggling with depression and suicidal thinking often. The fact is that nearly everyone at some point in his or her life thinks about suicide. Read more...Read More
When it comes to "plugging-in" on vacation, whether it's posting to social media, answering emails, or, perhaps the most frowned upon, actually working, I asked myself, "What's the big deal?"
In this post, the topic of "plugging-in" while on vacation is explored.Read More
Making a change can be downright scary. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t try to make a change or that you cannot succeed at making a change. In this blog, the fear of change and how to strike a balance to create a successful change is explored.Read More
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and reducing the shame and stigma that currently surrounds mental illnesses. Below you will find facts about mental illness, signs and symptoms, where to go for more information and help, as well as some of my favorite mental health infographics.Read More
Personal boundaries impact our emotions, our relationships and attachments, and our self-respect. Having unhealthy boundaries can create problems in living, which is why many individuals initially seek therapy.
If you feel completely in the dark when it comes to boundaries and knowing your own personal boundaries, you're not alone. To help shed some light, here's a quick review, or what I like to call boundaries 101...Read More
When dealing with intense emotions, it seems us humans automatically want to label them as “bad” or “good.” The catch is, it’s not necessarily the emotion itself that is the problem, rather it’s the label of “bad” or “good” that we give them...Read More
Struggling with decision paralysis? Decision paralysis, or the inability to make decisions or take action due to competing demands, is a struggle that many face. Decision paralysis often hits when feeling overwhelmed with the amount of items on your to-do list or when demands seem equally urgent and important. Thankfully, this nifty tool exists...Read More
I just wanted to share an exciting update with you - I've been honored as a designated Eating Disorder Hope Expert Writer. This is an amazing award, as Eating Disorder Hope is a premier eating disorder advocacy organization.Read More
October 9th is National Depression Screening Day. Organized by the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, Inc., the screening campaign serves as a supportive community initiative that raises awareness for depression and provides the public with the opportunity to identify the signs and symptoms of depression. Take a free, anonymous online screening here...Read More