Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress

This election season in the U.S. is more stressful than ever before (and that’s saying something). Some common difficulties I’ve been hearing about include doomscrolling, feeling hurt and unsupported when friends and family hold discriminatory views, and fear and hopelessness about the future. All of these feelings and MORE are completely valid. And the questionContinue reading “Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress”

When You’re Too Angry to Forgive

Too angry to forgive? Many people feel too angry to even think about the concept of forgiveness! What does the word “forgiveness” bring up for you? Just reading it may trigger feelings of resistance, and memories of the ways you’ve been wronged, or wronged others. Notice – right now, as you read this – howContinue reading “When You’re Too Angry to Forgive”

Perfectionism and Procrastination

Believe it or not, perfectionism and procrastination go together like peanut-butter and jelly. They seem like they’d be total opposites, right? We think of perfectionists as “type A,” organized people. Procrastinators seem like they’d be… well, relaxed. Type B, if you will. So why do perfectionists procrastinate? Perfectionists put a *lot* of pressure on themselvesContinue reading “Perfectionism and Procrastination”

Should I see a grief counselor?

Many people struggle with deciding whether or not to see a grief counselor. Crying, wanting to isolate and stay in bed, feeling depressed, and feelings of guilt and remorse are all common reactions when someone is grieving a loss. There is a lot of overlap of these reactions with symptoms of depression. It’s common andContinue reading “Should I see a grief counselor?”