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 …

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder that is said to affect 2 % of the population. It is more commonly diagnosed in women and frequently occurs with other mental illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Being diagnosed with BPD can be scary, frustrating, and comforting- to know that other people are experiencing similar symptoms and …

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 …

Swimsuit Season, Yikes!

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the mercury is rising.  What does all of this mean?  Yes, of course summer is on the way!  So bring on the barbecues, the neighborhood block parties, boat rides, hiking, and lazy days by the pool.  Oh, but you say there is one problem.  That New Year’s resolution I made so …