Start 2023

Start 2023 with a Thank You 2022 and Celebrate Yourself

How are you going to Start 2023? How do you typically start each new year? Do you tend to look over the year and think about all of the tough things that life threw at you? Do you feel like you are just waiting to be able to say, “Adios 2022?” If so, I am going to challenge you with …

Feeling Some Type of Way

Stop Saying Feeling Some Type of Way (Name Your Feelings)

“Feeling some type of way” is a new phrase that makes me lose my mind when I hear it. Whoever wrote that song, I want to have a conversation with you. That song is undoing a lot of work that has been done to help people heal and for them to live emotionally healthy lives. This may sound dramatic, but …

Boundaries for Family Holidays

Boundaries for Family Holidays

Holidays often bring a large amount of stress for many reasons. One of the main reasons is that we may be around family members for an extended period of time. For many, just the thought of that can invoke major anxiety. So, why do we feel obligated to be around family members for the holidays if we know it causes …

Reparenting Yourself

3 Steps for Reparenting Yourself (Breaking Generational Cycles)

Reparenting has become a very trendy word and I rarely jump on the trend wagon. However, reparenting is far more than a trend. Sadly, it is something that so many of us so desperately need, myself included. Keep reading and I’ll give you the 3 Steps for Reparenting Yourself that will get you started on healing your unmet needs from …

Social and Political Climate

Our Social and Political Climate (Hate and Anger)

How is your response to the political and social climate of our current world affecting you? What are you doing to yourself and others in the name of “standing up for what you believe?” This post is going to be a bit different than most of mine and it will be much shorter than most I’ve written. Over the past …

what others think of you is none of your business

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business (Not My Problem)

“What others think of you is none of your business” is a phrase we have all heard. We are also told “don’t take anything personally.” Those two phrases are great in theory but very difficult to apply. For years, I believed that everything somebody did was aimed at me and meant something about me. That left me feeling angry and …

What is higher self

What is Higher Self (4 New Questions to Ask Your Higher Self)

You may have heard the term “align with your higher self,” but what is higher self? It’s not some woo-woo, unachievable “thing.” It’s also not something that is really complicated. So, what is higher self? In simple terms, it is you stepping out of your ego to connect to yourself and what is truly best for you. As with most …

Children are Resilient

Children are Resilient is a Lie (Inner Child Therapy)

Children are resilient. How many times have you heard that phrase? Probably way too many to even consider counting. You’ve probably also heard “children live what they learn” or some form of that phrase. For me, those two phrases contradict one another. Recently, I started thinking about that phrase “children are resilient” and whether or not I believed it. I …

Connecting with Yourself

Connecting with Yourself (4 Easy Steps)

Connecting with yourself can be an incredibly difficult task. It’s not something that the majority of us were ever taught. On top of that, you were probably taught to do the exact opposite, which was not to focus on yourself or your feelings. If you struggle with connecting with yourself, that’s because you don’t know how to get in touch …

high-functioning anxiety symptoms

High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms (Learning to Feel Safe)

High-functioning anxiety symptoms are something that everybody has experienced at some point in his or her life. So, don’t beat yourself up for having anxiety at times throughout your life. It is normal. The difficulty with high-functioning anxiety symptoms arises when those symptoms match the criteria for an F41 diagnosis, which is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. When the symptoms become more …