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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...
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE: Purpose

CULTIVATING RESILIENCE: Purpose

What is Our Purpose? This is a big question and quite difficult to figure out. Fortunately, for the sake of building resilience, we don’t have to have a clear and fully flushed out answer. The more precise it is makes it easier to hold onto, but overall we simply need...
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE: Social Support

CULTIVATING RESILIENCE: Social Support

Understanding Social Support We all have to learn how to weather the storm, and part of going through tough times effectively is by being able to enlist the help of supportive family and friends. How well do you garner social support when you need it? One aspect of...