Let’s Keep the Party Going

December is always a busy month, filled with travel, gifts and holiday parties. Before we know it, the month and the 11 months that precede it are over and we are faced with another year, filled with the unknown, both positives and negatives. I always think of January...

How To Eliminate Stress

Woohoo! You’ve decided to eliminate stress in 2015! And when you saw the title of this blog, you thought “Yes! This brilliant therapist is going to tell me how to get rid of all of my stress!” Now that we’re a couple months in, how’s that stress...

Dialectical Coping

How do we cope in the wake of adversity, pain, loss? As we know, we each cope differently and we each cope in a way which feels right to us at the time. After the emotions surrounding the situation have abated, we tend to look back on the situation we just...

Holiday Boundaries

The holidays inevitably seem to test our boundaries, particularly with family members. It can be so difficult deciding which set of family members/friends to spend your holiday with, or if your like me, wondering if you should try to make multiple stops throughout the...

Conquering The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but there is a very big dialectic that occurs for me when the holidays come around every year. The dialectic is one of like and dislike. Don’t get me wrong, I love tradition, shopping, family, friends, and parties, and at the same time all of...