Most new mothers are handed their swaddled baby along with a brochure about postpartum depression (PPD) when they are discharged from the hospital. And while it’s great that awareness of PPD is growing, each woman’s experience of it can vary greatly and include everything from obsessive anxiety, OCD, to a sense of disconnect to unremitting rage
Many people are brought up to always be kind to others. But how many of us were taught to be kind to ourselves? Self-compassion, or self-love, can often seem like a foreign concept, particularly to those raised in an abusive or unloving home.
Fear of failure causes us to put the brakes on living our life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at all, or we subconsciously undermine or own efforts to avoid an even bigger failure. An extreme fear of failure can be immobilizing, and when we allow it to dictate our choices and sit on the sidelines, we miss great opportunities and potential for growth and success.
Many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling passion is through planning a romantic getaway or purchasing an expensive gift. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply won’t cut it.
While many of us develop the belief that perfectionism is something to strive for in order to achieve success, I teach my clients that this belief is actually a dangerous myth. Perfectionism is a particular form of unhappiness – a steady state of discontent – as well as a self-destructive and addictive belief system that can fuel stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-worth.
The lazy days of summer are finally here, but you might be finding it difficult to relax if your relationship with your teen daughter feels like an ongoing power struggle….How much screen time? Why can’t I seem to get her to follow through on anything I ask her to do? I want to listen and support her, but I also have to be a parent…Where do I begin?