Two Reasons to Give More Compliments

Two Reasons to Give More Compliments

I am an encourager. Something deep in my heart wants to help others feel loved and valuable and worthy and comfortable in their own skin, which is why I am constantly going on about how beautiful and awesome I think you are…

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…

The Thing You Need To Do

The Thing You Need To Do

Today is the first day of 2017. It’s Sunday. It’s 8am. And my only resolve is to write a new blog post. I am snuggled on the couch, two blankets, one computer, a pug and me. I am drinking coffee from a mug I received for Christmas. The mug is both cute and accurate…