normal has to die

Why Normal Has To Die

Why Normal Has To Die   A long bus ride home I don’t do normal well. I never have. As a kid I always had this sense that I was just different from other kids, not just because I was bigger or more vocal. There was something else. I thought differently. I saw things differently.…

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…

Do your beliefs need an upgrade

Do Your Beliefs Need An Upgrade?

Do Your Beliefs Need An Upgrade? What lessons do you remember from your childhood? As children, we receive hundreds of messages each and every day. These messages can be about our safety (“Don’t touch the hot stove.”), our relationships (“We don’t push our friends.”), or even about how we should behave in the world (“No…

antidote to misery

Your Instant Antidote For Misery

Here is your instant antidote for misery! For starters… I refuse to mention the L**kdown #3 or C***D-19! If you are anything like me, you have had enough of the 24hr pandemic news reel. For that reason, I thought this might be a great opportunity to fill your inboxes with something a little lighter and…

Change - how to do better

The Thing About Change – How To Do Better

The Thing About Change – How To Do Better “Nothing changes, if nothing changes.” – Unknown   Therapy can be a very cathartic experience. Taking the time for intentional guided self-reflection can lead to life changing perspectives on the way we see ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. That said, the magic of creating change…