Taking the time to get to know ourselves should be a priority and a continuous journey. Taking small moments every now and then to ask ourselves questions about our past, present, and future, is important, as well as being open to how our answers may change as we increase in age and enter new life … Continue reading Getting to Know You.
Sometimes it's difficult to identify and articulate how we might be feelings. One creative way to "check-in" with ourselves is to create a mood mandala. Make a list of all the feelings you feel throughout your day- from when you first wake up until bedtime. From this list, choose 5 or more feelings you feel … Continue reading Mood Mandala.
Just hearing the word can create a slight spike in our nerves! But, getting to know our anxiety, like a pesky friend, can be an incredibly helpful strategy to managing it each day. A great starting point can be creating a body scan where we identify how it physically feels inside of our body when … Continue reading Anxiety.
This intervention uses the symbol of a dream catcher to help “catch” or “filter out” negative experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Use the feathers and beads hanging from the bottom of your catcher to represent positivity and support. Perhaps draw in names of supportive people, words of affirmation, and use your favorite colors. Gather all … Continue reading Dream Catcher.
Failure. How many times have we entered an experience flooded with thoughts like: I'm not good enough. I can't. Everyone else performs better than me. My opinion isn't worth sharing. What if I fail. Our thoughts do not have to be our actions. Reminding you that you are more than enough. You are worth it. … Continue reading Failure.
"A rising tide lifts all the ships..." The above quote is one of my favorites. It reminds us that a wave doesn't lift just one ship- or even one ship at a time...it lifts all the ships at once, which is a beautiful metaphor for the impact of self-care. Self-care is an investment in yourself … Continue reading On Self-Care
I get asked quite often if I think "everyone" should be in therapy. Typically this is asked to me by a client of mine, and I always find myself answering it in the same way. I don't think everyone needs to be in therapy. Truly. Therapy is a lot of work. For every breakthrough and … Continue reading Therapeutic Thoughts & Things