All The Psychology

Feeling Your Feelings: What You Need to Know

“No one ever died from their feelings, but millions have died from abusing substances in the name of avoiding their feelings.” —Unknown Avoiding pain is a natural response. Pain is nature’s way of telling us we’re not physically safe. Emotional pain alerts us that something is not going well in our lives, and in order […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind — Setting Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are the key to emotional well-being. After all, you teach people how to treat you. Check out this short video below from the Calming Your Anxious Mind module via Team Happy, for a recap of the essentials steps to adopting a peaceful mindset, where you manage your anxiety, and not the other way […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Overcoming Anger

Anxiety and anger may not seem connected. Anxiety is often associated with fear, and fear is not typically associated with powerful emotions like courage. While it takes courage to stand up to someone and tell them why you’re feeling upset with them, most people would not label anger as a typical symptom of anxiety. After […]

5-Minute Mindfulness Practices to Calm An Anxious Mind

If I were to ask what you thought about while eating your breakfast this morning, would you be at a loss for words? If you’re like most busy people, the answer would be yes. So much of our day is dictated by duties—household chores, work, child-rearing, commuting, studying, and social obligations, that we busily rush […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Holistic Stress Relief

The good news for those of us who are wired to be more anxiety sensitive, is that calm is an inside job. Meaning we can cultivate an emotionally healthy mindset through intentional acts of calm daily. The bad news? We have to work harder at mindfulness, meditation, deep-breathing, and reframing unhealthy thoughts. Have no fear, […]

Making Your Anxiety Work for You

  I have a client-centered confession: I prefer working with anxious people. I know, it’s like saying, “I prefer my son over my daughters,” but I can’t help it. I’ve been a psychotherapist for over a decade and that’s long enough to know with whom I excel, in my clinical book. It’s not that anxiety […]

Why We Marry our Mom and Dad (and how to divorce them)

“We repeat what we do not repair.” —Christine Langley Obaugh “Why would a person marry someone just like their father or mother if their parents were {insert any abusive trait} alcoholic/narcissistic/emotionally unavailable? Doesn’t it make more sense to look for a partner with the opposite traits?” is commonly asked from up-and-coming therapists during clinical supervision. […]

Lust and Loyalty: The Naked Truth About Infidelity

“Part of the modern ideology of love is to assume that love and sex always go together… And probably the greatest problem for human beings is that they just don’t.” ~Susan Sontag Talk about an apropos quote to describe what many couples are thinking, but few are discussing. This is not to say Ms. Sontag’s […]

What’s Up With Millennials and Mental Health?

I adore millennials. By and large, they are my favorite demographic to work with in therapy. This fact makes me unpopular in certain circles. Sometimes the admission is met with inquisitive looks, or eye-rolling, or the occasional contemptuous comment. “Just what is it you find so endearing? Is it the entitlement, the gluten-free everything, or […]

10 Smart, Simple Self-Care Tips for Solid Mental Health

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”- Robert J. Collier Do you ever get so busy that you neglect to take care of yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us lead busy lives where we’re consumed with taking care of others and accustomed to putting their needs […]

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