I Reject Your Apology

I have a pet peeve with the word, “sorry.” We use it too much and inappropriately. We apologize for our feelings, for talking about our thoughts, for having needs as human beings, and God forbid *insert the clutching of pearls* we ask to have those needs met! I’ve noticed it in sessions with clients – […]

Friday Book Review: Brené Brown

Brené Brown studies vulnerability and courage, authenticity and shame. She has published a few books on these topics, most notably The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly. Rising Strong – a powerful book about falling, learning, getting up, and doing it all over again – is not her most recent book, but it’s one I […]

Using positive coping skills to get through stress

Let’s talk about coping skills! Why? Well, it turns out, life isn’t easy. All kinds of difficult things are thrown at us, from illnesses to deaths, changes in our jobs, requirements to move, conflicts with friends (or family or romantic partners), car accidents, broken appliances, financial difficulties… the list goes on and on! Even positive […]