Setting Boundaries With Family

Boundaries are something a lot of people struggle with, especially with their family members. Some people are raised to bend over backward for family and to help family regardless of how it may impact them. Family dynamics can be tricky. We don’t get to choose our family, but we can teach them how to engage […]

Recognizing overthinking and how to stop: DBT Emotion Regulation Skills

What is overthinking and what are the impacts? Overthinking is going over the same thought again and again, analyzing the simplest of situations or events until all sense of proportion is gone. The overthinking brain cannot translate these thoughts into actions or positive outcomes, so therefore creates feelings of stress and anxiety. Overthinking often prevents you […]

How perfectionism is fueling your anxiety

The multitude of social media platforms, photoshopping apps, and influencer advertisements all reflect a culture that thrives on showcasing your best self. We’ve all been there – casually scrolling through Instagram and seeing the picture-perfect couple, beach vacation, or home and wishing we had that for ourselves. The Internet is where all things aesthetically pleasing […]

What to Know if your Partner has BPD

Your partner recently got diagnosed with BPD, now what? Relationships can be difficult to navigate all on their own, adding mental illness into the mix can make relationships even more difficult. On one hand it may be validating and a sense of relief for both of you to know that there is an explanation for […]

Executive Functioning and ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, an already common childhood disorder, has seen a rise in online popularity as more and more people are taking to social media to increase awareness of the disorder. Hashtags like #ADHD and #ADHDinwomen – with billions of views – serves as a community for people diagnosed with ADHD and […]

Using Mindfulness to Cope with Trauma

What is Trauma Bonding? Trauma bonding is a psychological response to abuse. It occurs when the abused person forms an unhealthy bond with the person who abuses them. Essentially, they are the dysfunctional attachments that occur in the presence of danger, shame or exploitation committed by an abuser. What are Symptoms of Trauma Bonds? Obsessing/ […]

Why we all need to be “SELFISH.”

The word selfish has always had such a negative connotation. The urbandictionary.com definesselfish as having a total disregard for anyone but yourself and anyone else’s feelings. We don’twant to be that kind of selfish. The selfishness that allows you to be good to others because youwere first good to yourself is what we want. To […]

Trauma Bonding: How to Break the Cycle

What is Trauma Bonding? Trauma bonding is a psychological response to abuse. It occurs when the abused person forms an unhealthy bond with the person who abuses them. Essentially, they are the dysfunctional attachments that occur in the presence of danger, shame or exploitation committed by an abuser. What are Symptoms of Trauma Bonds? Obsessing/ […]

Codependency

It’s a universal truth that humans are social beings – we are hardwired for connection, loveand belonging. Decades of research taught us that humans thrived in groups because therewas safety in numbers. For this reason, and many others, we can understand why humansevolved as social animals and continued to organize into groups.Yet today, we reinforce […]

I’ve got 99 problems, and I’m about to solve 1! 

( Four Dialectical behavior therapy options to respond to a problem) Problems always seem to find us no matter where we are and what we do. We can be having a great day, and boom, we get a flat tire, or we get in an argument with a friend, or much worse, we get caught […]