Self Acceptance

It seems to me that nowadays, the idea of self-love has become a trend. As far as I can remember, I’ve always seen my aunt read about it in magazines, but I feel as though in today’s society it is more of a grossing business and less of a personal and spiritual matter. Read More Self Acceptance

Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

For Joel”¦

I had a pretty shite weekend. I broke my toe and spent a goodly amount of time in bed, pain meds made my tummy sour so I couldn’t eat the soup my honey concocted for me, and I was too drowsy to even enjoy a full episode of Downton Abbey on DVD. The weekend was an all around blergh. Maybe blergh +.

But as lame as my weekend was, my friend Joel had one fit for the books. His boyfriend broke up with him. On his birthday. Via text message. Read More Death by Text: The Pathology of a Bad Breakup

Positivity Challenge Week 20: Emotional Contagions

While it may sound like a plot of the week for some sci-fi or supernatural tv show, the concept of the emotional contagion is a legitimate psychological finding. It affects you in almost every aspect of your life: work, home, family, fun times. And you infect others with your own emotional contagions without even realizing it. Read More Positivity Challenge Week 20: Emotional Contagions

This Open Thread Will Be Fine

One of the best (or worst, depending on your personality) things about working as a therapist is that you always get to talk about ~*~feelings~*~.  Stressed out? Feeling a little sad? There is someone who cares. And that’s why tomorrow, for a training I am going to, I have to bring in a song that relaxes me when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  Then we will all listen to our songs and thing calming thoughts. There might even be some guided meditation!

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We Try It: Asking for What We Need

So, I don’t know about you, but I was raised to be nice. Which is fine, most of the time; but somewhere along the way I got it into my noggin than being nice meant never asking other people for what I need from them.

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