Does your boss nit-pick EVERYTHING you do? Do you come home crying from your mother-in-law’s because of her CONSTANT criticism? Do you have coworkers or friends who always find fault and just won’t accept you for who you are? Watch this short video for 4 techniques you can use right away to defuse them all!…

Here in Nashville we have been in quarantine for almost a month. As a Therapist, it has been an interesting experience watching things play out via social media, news, Zoom calls with friends, and being quarantined with my pregnant spouse. The one thing that has stood out the most? People are grieving, and they don’t…

Establishing a connection is essential for many reasons. Whether that connection is with yourself, others, or nature. According to psychologists, making a connection is extremely important for our overall sense of self, our emotional and physical health. Dozen of clinical researches have shown that people are generally ‘happier’ when connected in any form of relationships.…

If you were asked, “have you ever experienced anxiety?”, what would you say? “Yes, daily”, “Sometimes”, or “No, never”? The reality is that more people suffer from anxiety than are actually admitting.  Unfortunately, anxiety can cause such confusion, that individuals feel trapped and unable to express their symptoms to others for fear of being judged…

Self-compassion has received a lot of research recently (over 1,000 published studies)! Psychologist Dr. Kristen Neff was the first to come up with a formal definition of self-compassion, and use it as a measure in psychological research. Her definition of self-compassion is made up of 3 components. 1.) Mindfulness In order to give ourselves compassion…