Be with stressful moments.

Often people come to therapy wanting to get rid of stress, anxiety, depression, etc. One of the first conversations we must have is that we all have some level of those feelings at certain times, some stronger than others. Some people will always be more prone to a higher level of anxiety or depression depending … Continue reading Be with stressful moments.

Make decisions mindfully.

Creating new habits can be difficult, especially when the rewards for the new behavior may be more long-term; with higher immediate rewards for the old habits. Weight loss is certainly a goal where achieving the desired rewards takes time and patience, and giving up some of those short-term gratifications. When you make the decision to … Continue reading Make decisions mindfully.

Saboteurs.

It can be difficult to set limits with loved ones or those close to you. Sometimes you may not even know what those limits need to be, or if or what would be helpful, you just know it does not feel good. If your interactions with others leave you feeling depressed, eating more, or getting … Continue reading Saboteurs.

Signs it may be time to end the relationship.

Yesterday I encouraged you to evaluate your relationships. Today here are some signs the relationship may need to end… You have lost trust in the person. You realize you have different values. You no longer make plans with him or her in mind, or you avoid making plans with this person. You no longer have … Continue reading Signs it may be time to end the relationship.

Evaluate your relationships.

Part of being healthy ourselves, is to consider whether the people we surround ourselves with are healthy for us. This could include a romantic relationship, friendship, co-worker, family member, neighbor, etc. The idea of changing, or especially ending, certain relationships can appear impossible, though continued negative feelings about the relationship is a sign something needs … Continue reading Evaluate your relationships.