As you become introspective and empathetic with your understanding of others thoughts and feelings you may begin to understand the pain you have caused others through your own unconscious (or conscious) actions. You behave out of a direct result of your own emotional pain, but when you become aware of the reason for your actions [...]
My 8 year old daughter feels very maternal with her younger 3 year old sister, often feeling as if she must step in to correct and teach lessons. I’m often telling her she isn’t her mother, and she needs to let me do my job. However, that doesn’t stick for long before Lily is feeling [...]
This morning when a client told me she needed to learn to keep her emotions under control, I responded with, “Who are you, Else?” And then I about died inside, because I thought to myself, “Really? Else? Is that the best therapeutic example you could come up with?”
In fact, it was.
You know what really bugged [...]
I have a confession to make.
This time last year, I embarked on a journey to change my physical health because my emotional health had become unmanageable. In July of last year, I experienced an extremely stressful event that was both traumatic and life-altering. By October, my stress and worry had taken a mental toll on [...]