Mindfulness can teach you that there is beauty and richness in allowing and participating in even the difficult feelings. It’s all experience, it is all elements of living this life, so why not show up for it?
Attachment and attachment theory is a fascinating subject within the broad domain of psychology that provides meaningful insights into your life. Attachment and attachment theory is a fascinating subject within the broad domain of psychology that provides meaningful insights into your life.
“I remember that in my boyhood, the bin in which we stored our winter’s supply of potatoes was in the basement, several feet below a small window. The conditions were unfavourable, but the potatoes would begin to sprout — pale, white sprouts, so unlike the healthy green shoots, they sent up when planted in the […]
Self-love is less about the ability to withstand loneliness or establish independence and more about awareness and acceptance of our incompleteness. It’s about letting others love us even when we feel unlovable because their version of us is often kinder than our own.” “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ————————————————————————————————- “Self-Love.” […]
During undergrad and grad school I volunteered at a hospice company called Silverado Hospice. In addition to offering support and care to those who needed it, one of the great byproducts of this experience was getting to hear peoples thoughts, feelings, and stories at the end of life. What did people tend to think about […]
“This is what fools people: A man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his life as if he were telling a story.” -Jean-Paul Satrte If you haven’t noticed just yet, […]
“Keep things in the light” my therapist use to say. This phrase has stuck with me over the years and has taken on a more robust meaning over time. “Keeping things in the light” means a couple of things to me now. One, the importance of being honest with myself. If you are anything like […]
Our goal since the moment we gasp our first breath is to connect and attach to the people waiting to care for us. We are quite literally born into relationships and we depend upon those relationships for survival. As infants, we learn very quickly what causes our caregivers to withdraw or worse get upset, even […]
Life is upside down. The pandemic is a perfect recipe for adverse mental health – isolation, loss of purpose and meaning, and stress (relationally, financially, emotionally). There is a reason solitary confinement drives anyone to insanity. We are locked up without our usual routines, many are resorting to unhealthy behaviors to cope and all of […]
As you may have noticed your kids like to be in front of a screen. Many parents thought they knew how much their teen loved their devices but had no idea until now. Here is some advice on how to navigate parenting amidst the lockdown turned device addiction. First, check in with them. Build your […]