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…

Overwhelmed

Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by living in this world, getting out of bed and taking a shower, getting anything done. I look around my apartment and it’s a mess. I haven’t taken my dog for his morning walk and I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year…