Having a fear of confrontation is a common theme I see in my office. I have seen people who would rather shove their own emotions down than express what they are feeling. They even go as far as to be passive even after a boundary has been clearly violated. The theme I get is that “I […]Read More Do I have unhealthy boundaries?
A Harvard study showed that roughly 83 percent of people living in the United States do not have goals. That is a statistic worth looking into! The purpose of a goal is to give you direction to reach the desired result. Without goals, you can find yourself in the proverbial “reaching for straws” mode. If you do not have […]Read More My goals are falling flat
From time to time we all have negative thoughts that cross our minds. However, it is up to us if we are going to challenge them or simply live with them and their consequence. Whenever a situation arises that brings up negative emotions we call that an activating event. Many people have the false […]Read More I cannot stop my negative thoughts!
Do you feel like you tend to talk in circles with your significant other? Until you implement effective communication techniques you may never fully dialogue about the issue at hand. Dr. John Gottman has stated that 69% of marital/couples issues are perpetual problems that are deemed “unsolvable”. What does that mean exactly? Instead of trying to figure out solutions start a dialogue […]Read More 8 Healthy Communication Tips
Studies have shown that those suffering from anxiety, ADHD, and depression can benefit from establishing an exercise routine. The endorphins that are released during physical activity have been shown to increase pleasant feelings and supersede the negative ones. Being able to establish a toolkit of coping skills will aid you in reducing some of the […]Read More Your mental health and exercise: How the two affect each other.
Having a lack of connection is one of the main sources of couple dissolution. A relationship that lacks connection can lead to decreased intimacy, affairs, and seeking comfort outside of the relationship. Having consistent times of connection can increase intimacy and decrease feelings of dissolution. Feeling that there is a lack of connection is a common […]Read More Building intimacy with rituals of connection.
Every child is different in the ways in which they learn to regulate their own emotions. Neurological maturation, parental socialization, environment, and the child’s temperament all attribute to the way in which a child regulates their emotions. As a parent, it is of extreme importance to help your child regulate their emotions. Keeping this in […]Read More How can I help my child regulate their emotions?