Love Languages & Toxic Traits

It's important to understand your own love language, as well as your partner's, in order to effectively communicate and express love in a way that is meaningful to both of you.

What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?

"Good fit" is a phrase that therapists use to identify clients that they think will work well with them, and encompasses a lot of things. I am going to try to break it down. Here are some of the considerations: Logistics - virtual or in person therapy availability payment & insurance level of care Demographics … Continue reading What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?

Fill Your Cup with REST in 2023

Earlier this week we talked about reflection and your values - today, we’re going to talk about how to REST.  This is part of a series for 2023 - Fill Your Cup - you can find part one here. Take it from someone who has to try pretty hard to rest - you need it, … Continue reading Fill Your Cup with REST in 2023

To-Do Lists – How to manage them without overwhelm

There are a lot of ways that people organize themselves. Time management and productivity are interesting to me, and I have thought a lot about them over the years. I am going to elaborate on three things that have made a difference in how I handle my lists, learned from various sources over the years … Continue reading To-Do Lists – How to manage them without overwhelm

Therapy for Introverts

Introverts and extraverts - it may not mean what you think! What is an introvert? In practice, an introvert is someone who recharges by being alone or with a very small group of other people. An extravert is someone who recharges being around other people - sometimes a small group, but often the more the … Continue reading Therapy for Introverts

July 30 is International Day of Friendship!

To celebrate, I want to talk a little bit about friendship, connection, compassion, and openness. This will wrap up the series from this month that started with Mindfulness 101! Friend Levels I have been talking for years about ‘Friend Levels’ - I got the concept years ago from an article about how many connections you … Continue reading July 30 is International Day of Friendship!

Openness 101

The concept of openness is so interesting - the other two posts I wrote that were similar were Mindfulness 101 and Compassion 101 - but openness is a little different. Personality Openness is a skill, but it is also a personality trait - if you have ever taken a personality test, one of the things … Continue reading Openness 101