How to be your own best friend when you’re hurting

How to be your own best friend when you’re hurting

“Expressions of grief are as unique as a fingerprint.”   -David Kessler, author, Finding Meaning: The Six Stages of Grief  Self-care. We hear this term thrown around a lot, but just what does it mean? Through life experiences, I’ve learned that it revolves around...
SOS! What to do when your workplace is toxic

SOS! What to do when your workplace is toxic

Sure, we all likely experience the “Sunday Scaries” from time to time, but being able to tell the difference between mild work stress and a toxic work environment is crucial to our overall well-being.  How can you tell the difference? Well, work-related stress...
What to say (and not to say) to someone who is grieving

What to say (and not to say) to someone who is grieving

Do you struggle with knowing what to say to someone who is grieving a loss? It’s completely normal to fear saying the wrong thing, but that same fear can cause us to pull away from someone who could really use our support.  The fact that you’re reading this shows that...
Why men still don’t seek out therapy

Why men still don’t seek out therapy

Why are men still hesitant to seek out therapy? As a therapist, I think about this question all of the time. The stigma of “men being men” remains and there is an expectation that the masculine thing to do is to not show your emotions. Maybe not as much as generations...
Processing what we’ve lost

Processing what we’ve lost

  Over the course of the past year, you’ve likely experienced some form of grief. Whether you’ve lost someone close to you, your job, your routine, or the person you were before you contracted the virus, it’s completely understandable to be struggling right now. ...