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The Case for Being “Too Sensitive”

Have you ever been told that you’re “overreacting?” Does the message that your feelings are too much, or disproportionate to the situation, sound familiar? How about “too sensitive?” If so, I like you already. We live in a society where such displays of emotionality are disparaged. Individuals who cry frequently or react strongly to interpersonal slights are [...]

By |2019-01-09T01:17:54+00:00January 7th, 2019|Coping Strategies|0 Comments

Change: What They Don’t Tell You

I’ve become somewhat rudely reacquainted with an old nemesis recently: change. As a therapist, you would think change and I would be fast friends. Change is frequently what my clients come to therapy seeking: change in the form of growth, progress, and personal development. Change is the much-lauded bringer of recovery, revolution, and self-improvement. Yet, as I [...]

By |2019-01-09T01:18:29+00:00January 7th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy|0 Comments

Values and Goals: Overcoming End-of-Holiday Blues

I associate early January with a sort of Sunday-evening melancholy. The eager possibility of countless ways to spend free time gives way to the resignation of returning to responsibility, and with it, the regrets of daydreams un-lived. Every December, I’m spinning with plans of gingerbread houses, cozy familial chats, light displays, gifts received with joyous exclamations of [...]

By |2019-01-09T01:19:01+00:00January 7th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy|0 Comments

Drawing a Bottom Line With Boundaries

There’s an old saying that goes something along the lines of: “You can’t control anyone but yourself.” This is true—meaning on the flip side that we can typically only control our responses to others’ behavior. Unfortunately, so often we exhaust ourselves trying to have others’ hear our point of view, or why they should take the stance [...]

By |2018-12-06T19:24:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy|0 Comments

Taking Up Space: You’re Worth It

We’ve all been there, that moment where you felt too ashamed or awkward to speak up for yourself. It could have been when that man took off his shoes next to you on the airplane, when your partner’s parent made an insensitive comment that hurt your feelings, or when a coworker stood too close for your comfort [...]

By |2019-01-09T01:25:30+00:00December 6th, 2018|Body Positivity|0 Comments

Values and Goals: Overcoming End-of-Summer Blues

I associate August with a sort of Sunday-evening melancholy. The eager possibility of countless ways to spend free time gives way to the resignation of returning to responsibility, and with it, the regrets of daydreams un-lived. Every June, I’m spinning with plans of swimming holes, river floats, picnic baskets, toes burrowing in sand (and the corresponding Instagram [...]

By |2019-01-09T01:26:19+00:00December 6th, 2018|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy|0 Comments