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The Creative Power of Self-Doubt

The Creative Power of Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is generally viewed as a negative quality that we try to avoid or “grow” away from. Our culture tends to idealize cool confidence and an unshakeable focus. These are traits that are admirable in others and may seem to lead to positive results, but when gone...
Developing Safe Relationships

Developing Safe Relationships

A point I tend to make often with clients is that having safe relationships is important to our mental and emotional health. We all need someone we can feel safe to confide in and feel heard. If we want to overcome hardships and struggles, it is easier with the help...
How Our Emotions Can Lead To Procrastination

How Our Emotions Can Lead To Procrastination

In a previous post, I described the problems of procrastination and suggested several tips on how to  get things done. For some, procrastination can be solved with developing skills like time-management and effective scheduling. However, sometimes a better schedule...
When Our Thoughts Go Too Far

When Our Thoughts Go Too Far

When we are in emotional pain, our thoughts can be more against us instead of for us. Our inner voice can be the one that puts us down the hardest. This critical voice could have developed for various reasons: family of origin, bullying, or abusive/unhealthy...