Self-care

Pathways of Love
Pathways of Love

How to Override Our Brain’s Responses to Someone Else’s Feelings With Valentines Day rapidly approaching…. It is no secret that within relationships we are expected to support each other emotionally but what does this support mean?  ...

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Holiday Giving
Holiday Giving

Some of you may be frantically scrambling to buy for everyone on your gift list, and we want to gently and lovingly remind you to take a pause. Check in with yourself. Is gift-giving really the spirit of the season? Are gifts what we remember, or...

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Election Jitters
Election Jitters

For weeks, perhaps months, the tension has been building. And now, midterm elections are upon us. We go to the polls, and we hold our breath. Whatever the outcome, there will be many who experience added stress and anxiety. With the current...

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Anger and Growing Up
Anger and Growing Up

I come from a passionate, Irish heritage.  We said what was on our minds.  It wasn’t until later that I learned that not all families were like that, but I also learned that many of my clients struggled with similar issues.  Over the years, I...

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Anger Gets a Bum Rap
Anger Gets a Bum Rap

If anger is an emotion like happy, sad and glad, why does it have such a bad reputation?  Before answering that we need a definition.  Like all emotions, it is a response to a person or event that involves our thinking, feeling and usually our...

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One Size Does Not Fit All
One Size Does Not Fit All

One of the tools available to people trying to learn how to be happy – or how not to be unhappy – is self-help books, articles, podcasts, etc. Such resources can be very helpful. It is useful, however, to understand that humans don’t come in one...

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Feeding the Wolves
Feeding the Wolves

At one time or another, we have all struggled with trying to let go of ruminating thoughts about an injustice or insult we have experienced.  What was said and how we could have/should have responded starts a negative, harmful loop in our brain...

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Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion

Not too many of us would see compassion as negative. Hopefully it is something we all desire to give and receive.  But, what about self-compassion?  Do we have the same positive reaction or do we slip into thinking we’re selfish? If you think...

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