5 Ways to Develop Self-Compassion

  Self-compassion is having the ability to completely accept who we are. It’s about accepting our strengths, weaknesses, and flaws. It’s about accepting our bodies, our thoughts, and our feelings. So why is this so important? Without self-compassion it is difficult to be happy, feel confident, and to love others. These are the benefits of having self-compassion • Improves our …

How to Help Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How can we help kids feel better about her/him self? Do you ever worry that your child may have low self-esteem? Is your child able to stand up for him/her self? Do they have a good sense of what they are good at and what characteristics they like about their self? In working with children who have difficulty answering these …

National Suicide Prevention Week

With this week being the National Suicide Prevention Week I thought it would be helpful to post some coping skills for those of you struggling with suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts can occur when our brain starts engaging in negative thinking. These negative thoughts that our brain comes up with are rarely accurate and typically fall into certain categories. These categories …

Why Restricting Doesn’t Work….. In The Long Run!

I have so many clients who come to me after multiple failed attempts at “dieting”.  They feel frustrated and hopeless that they can ever lose weight and most importantly, be able to keep it off.  I frequently hear, “I have lost the same 20 lbs 4 times!” and other similar statements.  Does this sound familiar to you?  The good news …

How to eat on vacation without coming back as a beached whale!

Summer has finally arrived!  The kids are out of school, the weather is hot, and the family vacation that has been planned for months is finally approaching.  So what are you most looking forward to on your vacation?  Is it the quality time you will finally be able to spend with your family, the time away from the office, or …