On Being Self-ish

Recently, (okay for the past few years), there’s been an uptake in awareness of the importance of self-care. You can read a vast number of articles on how self-care isn’t selfish and how many people can get those two phrases mixed up. My clients and I discuss this frequently, and it’s always encouraging to see how people take care of their physical/emotional selves in their own unique ways.

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Back to Basics

Most people who walk into my office are looking for someone to talk to about the emotional distress they’re experiencing such as feelings of depression and anxiety, or problems they’re experiencing in their relationships. What they’re really seeking are solutions to these problems that will reduce their emotional pain. Sometimes people get so caught up in their thoughts, feelings, and problems that life seems so complicated and they forget about the ordinary things in life. At times like these it helps to get back to basics.

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Dealing With Emotional Turbulence

If you've ever flown, you’ve likely experienced it. It can happen on any flight. Turbulence is the shaking of the plane due to air pressure or weather conditions outside. The aircraft might shake a bit, or rock about in jolts, strong enough to knock a person over. But what happens when you experience emotional turbulence?

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Appreciating Pauses

For me, there are things in life that feel like second nature to me, but are so dang SLOW.

Like this - writing always feels second nature, but it takes time. I don't want things to take time! Other things I love: journaling, cooking, meditating, drawing, reading... these are all wonderfully healthy things that I love to do, but they are slower in nature. And honestly, because I know they take time, I often ditch that time for something quicker, and not as fulfilling.

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