burnout

5 Steps To Take If You Are Burning Out!

Are you experiencing burnout and not sure what to do?     Burnout is so much more than just being tired. Burnout is the result of your brain and body trying desperately to cope with a long term energy deficit. Simply put, your gas tank is empty and you are running on fumes. Burnout is…

mental health

5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Right Now!

Take one of these steps today!   It is an urban myth that improving your mental health takes a long time. In fact, great gains can be made fairly quickly if we take the right steps. Today we are going to explore some of the most effective strategies for reducing stress and decreasing your risk…

motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs: Explained

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Explained A common issue that leads people to seek therapy is lack of motivation, but what I usually find is that lack of motivation is not the only issue, but something underlying that is getting in the way. Let’s explore! Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory surrounding motivation. It explains…

cancel culture and the war on personal responsibility

Cancel Culture and the War on Personal Responsibility

“It’s not me, it’s you!“   Last week I was invited to do an interview to discuss my thoughts on Pinterest’s recent decision to ban weight-loss advertisements across its entire platform. Having some thoughts on the matter, I agreed to the interview knowing the host always enjoyed a lively discussion and made room for multiple…

what is a woman anyways

What is a Woman anyways?

What is a Woman anyways? You just aren’t very domestic. As these words rolled off my mother’s tongue, I instantly felt a sudden rush of shame, followed by an equally intense rising tide of rage. “No, I’m not. But you aren’t very educated, are you?”. I instantly regretted my words, but not completely.   If…

Office gossip

“Must be nice!” – The Bait & Switch of Working from Home

“Must be nice!” – The Bait & Switch of Working from Home   When you think of working from home, you might conjure up images of sitting on a comfy couch in your favorite PJs, laptop on your lap, and a hot coffee by your side. Or perhaps you imagine taking calls through your headset…

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope

The Death of Dreams & How to Restore Hope   What happens to our dreams when we become adults? As children, our dreams are the gateway to possibility. Ask a preschooler to make a wish and it won’t take them long to provide an awe-inspiring list of mystical adventures, superheroes, ponies, and castles complete with…

What a Meltdown Over Cake Taught Me About Alone Time

What a Meltdown Over Cake Taught Me About Alone Time What do you do that is just for you?   I have a slightly embarrassing real-life story I want to share. It is dedicated to anyone who has suddenly found themselves at their wits end in the strangest of circumstances! When Covid stretched from a…

The Worst Clichés For Your Mental Health

The Worst Clichés For Your Mental Health   In the land where quotes and memes litter the highways of social media, it can be hard to find meaningful advice and guidance. While I have always had an affinity for things that can make life simpler, I am developing a growing irritation with clichés that just…