Validation and the Walls Before Us

This post explores the impact of not receiving validation from those close to us. This post also includes steps to take to increase likeliness of receiving and giving validation.

The Starting Lineup: Addiction and Change

This post explores the concept of neuroplasticity and how neuroscience impacts additive behaviors. This post offers tips for overcoming addiction by creating new and stronger neuropathways and discontinuing usage of problematic addictive pathways.

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Fighting Words?

This post explores Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts related to unhealthy thought patterns such as all-inclusive or critical statements such as “should have, could have, would have”. Post offers tips for combatting problematic self-talk or self-judgments.

Needing in a Time of Uncertainty

This post explores the challenges of coping with COVID or other situations which have a high level of uncertainty. Post encourages individuals to explore their feelings and needs and practice naming them. Additionally, this post questions the American value of self-sufficiency and whether that is helping individuals to ask for help or get their needs met. Tips are provided to assist individuals in exploring their thoughts and feelings about their capacity to ask for and accept help from others and how this impacts their self-image.

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