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working-while-sick

Working While Sick? STOP IT!

The sick season is upon us and a common theme is that women completely ignore their symptoms to the best of their ability.  Instead of calling in sick, taking a nap or turning off the email for an afternoon, women pop an extra...

vulnerability

Avoiding Vulnerability…You Shouldn’t Be

Our shame chat continues on this lovely Monday and what I want us to explore are what Brene Brown calls “Vulnerability Shields.” She says they’re what we put up when we’re trying to avoid vulnerability.  Remember a few...

shame

Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 2

The next part of this series looks at how shame and vulnerability show up differently for men and women. Much of this information again comes from Brene Brown and her book, “Daring Greatly” as well as my clinical experience...


shame

Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 1

The work of Brene Brown has really inspired my recent conversations with clients about shame, vulnerability, and courage.  Her book, Daring Greatly, was on my list of top “self-help” must reads and her TEDx talk is uber-po...

happycouple

Top 4 Ways to Boost Your Relationship in the New Year.

The New Year signifies lots of “New You” opportunities and those new healthy changes you’re choosing probably impact your relationship. Here are some ways to incorporate positive changes into your relationship in 2013 ...

self-loveresolution

Make Self-Love Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is right around the corner (less than a week away!) and most people are contemplating 2012 and looking forward to what is in front of them.  There are New Year/New You promos every where: Get healthy in 2013, lose...


blowdryinghair

The Perfect Hairdryer and Stylish Scarves: A Career Girl Holiday Wish List

I have to start by saying that I’m an annoying person to shop for and I don’t make it easy for a person. I’m someone whose Love Language is far from gifts. When asked what I want, my reply is usually snuggles, love, and p...

books

Best Psychology Books to Kickstart the New Year

I was recently at Barnes and Noble buying a book the old fashioned way, and I noticed how much larger the self-help/psychology section has grown.  With Rebecca Nizoli’s awesome post about her fav books of 2012, I thought I...

yourholidayneeds

Meeting Your Needs During the Holidays

I wanted to stick with the holiday theme this week (like last week) as it seems you’re supposed to be jazzed up by the holidays. But, in fact, they can be stressful. It’s a great opportunity for us to get caught up in o...


gratitudeinlife

Make Giving Thanks a Regular Practice

To begin the Thanksgiving week, I thought we’d focus on giving thanks — otherwise known as gratitude. Thanksgiving kicks off the next month of hustle and bustle and holiday spirit, but with it comes an opportunity to ge...