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Book Review: Boundaries

Book Review: Boundaries

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life by Drs. Cloud and Townsend is a Christian/Biblically based book on an essential life skill: setting healthy boundaries. I did not know this book was Biblically based when it was first...

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha originally started as a letter to his unborn child about how to be happy. He reviews 9 “secrets” that will make you happy, which I paraphrase below: Be happy first: hard work and success won’t bring you happiness, you have to...

3 Types of Trauma No One Talks About

When we talk about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) we think of specific events: Combat, Rape, Assault, Fire, Car Accident, etc… However, there are 3 other types of events that occur daily, little by little, over a long period of time that are also...

Why it is Important to Love Yourself

Its cliche: “You have to love yourself before others can love you.” Motivational speakers, coaches, therapists all say some iteration of this phrase when teaching about self-esteem and self-worth. I recently had a client express their frustration with this cliche,...

Why we need Anger

Anger gets a bad rap. In our society we are often taught to “be polite,” just “nod and smile,” or better yet: “don’t be so sensitive” or “you’re overreacting.” The truth is, when we feel anger stirring up inside of us, it is telling us something important and we need...