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Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here

13 Reasons Why I Should Be Here
The second season of “13 Reasons Why” has been out for a few months now and it got me thinking about making my own positive version of this list. ...

Summer’s Easy Healthy Eats

Summer’s Easy Healthy Eats
One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is through nutrition. When I eat well, I feel well, and when I feel well, I do well. It creates an ongoing, positive cycle, that has a domino effect onto many areas of my life. I get a lot out of healthy eating habits, and summer’s seasonal offerings sweeten the appeal for many of us to follow suit.

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving

How to Prioritize Your Wellbeing While Grieving
Therapy Threads Offers Coping Methods and Advice on Grief What is grief? Grief is hard to define as it covers many different forms of loss and ...

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!

Be Kind to Humankind: It’s Contagious!
Studies reveal that acts of kindness provide health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. Kindness is contagious. It starts with one perso...

Therapy – lets break the stigma down

Therapy – lets break the stigma down
If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure?   What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office?   Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]

“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”

“Whisper Words of Wisdom, Let It Be”
I was driving in a tiny little car that was not mine, in the dark, without my glasses or a working cell phone.   I was having an off night, to say the least.   And of course, that brought on a TON of anxiety.   However, little did I know, that just a few moments later, will be the […]

In Times of Darkness and Terror…

In Times of Darkness and Terror…
“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.” -Marianne Williamson   In times like these… with horrific attacks occurring across the world, killing innocent, beautiful lives, it is easy to […]

How Technology is ruining us and our Relationships

How Technology is ruining us and our Relationships
“Have you ever read something that killed you inside? Like a text message or someone’s status. Everything was going fine until you accidentally came across something you didn’t want to read. Or found out something you were better off not knowing. It’s almost as if it were posted just to purposely hurt you.” -Unknown  We […]

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags

Top 11 “Gut Feeling” Relationship Red Flags
“Our relationships are like mirrors. We attract what we need to work on ourselves.” -Law of Reflection  [I’ve been a little quiet on here lately, and I want to apologize for my inconsistency; which is one of the most important parts of blogging! This is still new to me, and not to come out with […]

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m just sooo overwhelmed!?” There is so much going on in the world today. You’re consuming dozens of things on a […]