Relational Intentionality: 6 Ways to Devote Time to Connecting with Your Spouse

Kids.  Job. Friends.  Household Responsibilities  Extended family. Self care.  Spouse. There are a ton of demands on people’s everyday lives.  It can be hard to balance all of our relationships and responsibilities in the day to day, and more often than not…

Even Spiderman Gets Sad: Normalizing Emotions

My son is currently obsessed with Spiderman.  We have Spiderman clothes, Spiderman shoes, Spiderman toys, Spiderman toothbrushes, etc.  You name it we have the merchandise. I’ve got to give Spiderman his props though, because he managed to teach my son a lesson…

Making Mindfulness a Daily Habit

Mindfulness is most simply put being aware and present at any given moment of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  This can be a disconcerting practice for anyone, most notably those that struggle with anxiety and depression. For mindfulness to be effective during…

Rediscovering Yourself Following An Abusive Relationship

After an abusive relationship ends, whether long term or short term, it can be difficult for people to rediscover who they are and what they like. Generally speaking most relationships where abuse is present can leave the survivor of abuse unsure of…

Work-Life Balance: Setting Boundaries

It can be difficult to create balance between the many roles in our lives. Arguably the most difficult role to balance is the one that exists between our professional and personal life, especially when one’s profession and/or financial status creates the need…

Validation in Relationships

What is Validation and Why Is It Important for Your Relationship? Validation is inevitably a skill that most couples end up needing in their toolbox at one time or another.  But what is validation and why is it helpful? The dictionary defines…

Reducing Judgment

Judgment is a significant aspect of overall mental wellness that is often overlooked.  The judgment that we place upon our experiences in our everyday lives can color how we feel about those experiences as well as how we react to any given…

Understanding Assertive Communication

Assertive communication is a skill I inevitably end up building with the majority of my clients, whether they be experiencing depressive symptoms, anxiety, or relational problems.  Asking for your own needs seems simple enough, but oftentimes people are concerned that they may…

Subtle Signs of an Abusive Relationship

“I think there are some signs of abuse in your relationship.” You’d be surprised at

How To Make a New Year’s Resolution (That You’ll Actually Keep)

I’ve always liked the idea of New Year’s resolutions, in theory. Taking time to re-

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