Help for the Helpers The struggling caregiver. The depressed new mom. The overwhelmed minister. The burned out physician. Helpers can give, give, give, but then realize that they need help too! I work with the "helpers" - those of us who have a calling to give back, but often need reminding that our ...
Invalidation is denying or ignoring a person’s emotional experience and communicating that their thoughts or feelings are not valid or wrong. Invalidation hurts the most when you feel like people are not listening to you, misunderstanding or minimizing what you are saying, or you feel that you are being ignored. Invalidation ...
Welcome To My First Video/Vlog! The purpose of this video is for you, the client, to get to know me a little better. This video is also aimed for you to see how your experience would be in session, to discuss some of my viewpoints of therapy, and also to discuss ...
Relationships are hard. Trying to find the balance between being there for the people who matter to you and making sure that you’re taking care of yourself is like walking a tightrope. Having to deal with relationships is a constant in your life. If you know how to tell when you ...
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ...
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ...
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ...
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ...
About two years ago, my husband surprised me with a Keurig for Valentine’s Day. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift; I’d been mentioning how I wanted one for my office, and there it was, a brand new, professional grade Keurig. The problem was, I thought we had agreed not to ...
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown. Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ...
“Sitting with the pain and joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits…is the only way to become a real human being…” Glennon Doyle Melton
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life? If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ...
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life? If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ...
Managing Partner iTherapy Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father. My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ...