Find Your Anchors

There are days when nothing makes sense, when my brain feels like a minefield I am tiptoeing around, hoping not to step in the wrong place and unleash the explosion of spiraling negative thoughts. There are days when the world feels…

Do Positive Self-Affirmations Really Work?

I am beautiful…I have all the energy I need for today…I am capable of great things…I am enough…I matter. These are positive self-affirmations – statements intended to be repeated like mantras in order to boost one’s self-esteem and positive outlook. Repeating positive self-affirmations is as common in psychotherapy as croissants are in bakeries, and I know first hand…

Grounded

I tried yoga for the first time a few years ago when I was living in Chicago. My friend invited me to go to a class with her, a hot yoga class. It was winter in the Windy City and nothing sounded better than stepping out of the bitter cold and into an overly heated room, so I agreed…

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