If You Could Speak to Your Younger Self

Journal prompt If you could speak to your younger self, what advice would you give? Give advice to your younger self by writing a letter. Psych research on reminiscence and regrets shows that this little talk can have value in helping you realize your current goals. Glacier Ridge Trail, Moraine State Park, PA Subscribe for … Continue reading If You Could Speak to Your Younger Self

Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Just being a listener is powerful. Depending on the person who needs listened to and the situation, listening can be the only thing needed to help somebody. We're bombarded with messages about listening and responding in a particular way. That we must follow A, B, and C or we aren't being effective or that we … Continue reading Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Reflective Listening for Couples

Practice reflective listening in your relationship for better communication. A few reasons why couples argue and struggle to communicate well: Real-world issues: different opinions on finances, family, raising children, and things going on within the home.Attachment issues: this can be presented as couples fighting about how they fight.Communication itself: a person has lack of empathy, … Continue reading Reflective Listening for Couples

Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Depression, anxiety, and panic attacks are signs that you should ask for help It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in ourselves. When we experience these symptoms frequently, for longer than a few weeks, it is time to ask for help. Take action. We tend to … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Being Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

To all of the busy women, here are some strategies that can help you be productive and calm. Does this sound familiar to you? Personally, as a busy person (have a young daughter, maintaining relationships, keeping the house tidy, running my own mental health private practice, blogging (for two websites), and preparing for ultramarathons), I … Continue reading Being Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Patterns and Mindfulness Strategy Pay attention to your patterns, they can be physical, mental and or emotional. Patterns will reveal your reactions to situations, giving you feedback on what works, versus what doesn't work. When you are doing something that works, do a little more of it.This is a mindfulness strategy that helps anyone suffering … Continue reading Patterns, Patterns, Patterns