Need Closure?

Need Closure?

Feeling like something has been left unfinished, unresolved, or worse, left in a way that you never wished or intended, can be painful. Being left to contemplate and make sense of the discomfort can feel overwhelming or disheartening. When a relationship ends, how do you process emotions and feelings that you are unable to resolve;…

Who Are “Your People”?

Who Are “Your People”?

An entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, became known for his infamous quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Rohn believed that the people you spend the most time with profoundly influence your success, how you think and how you navigate life. Zoom out and take a…

I’m Not for Everyone

I’m Not for Everyone

I saw this sweatshirt on a social media ad, and I HAD to have it. I loved it! Anyone who knows me would probably be surprised that I’m enamored of a sweatshirt saying “I’m not for everyone.” Well, I’m a therapist, for starters, so aren’t I supposed to get along with everyone? – Yeah, that’s…

Does Too Much Empathy Cloud Your Judgement?

Does Too Much Empathy Cloud Your Judgement?

I’m sure you’re thinking What the What? How can there be too much empathy? Isn’t it the compassionate person’s superpower? Well, the answer to this is yes and no. “The state of empathy, or being empathic, is to perceive the internal frame of reference of another with accuracy and with the emotional components and meanings…

Boundaries Mirror our Internal Compass

Boundaries Mirror our Internal Compass

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown Having healthy boundaries AND knowing when and how to exercise them is a hot topic for everyone. It’s no wonder: The pandemic has magnified the dysfunction and resentment that can result from having poor boundaries or…

The Misconception of Love Addiction

The Misconception of Love Addiction

I am not a huge fan of the term “love addiction,” because it implies that it is wrong to love, which is far from true. It’s the same way that the term “sex addiction” implies that sex is wrong. Both terms fail to capture the essence of the issues.   At the root of love addiction…