Are you a People Pleaser?

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” – John Lydgate People-pleasers put others before themselves. They say “yes” to everything, including things they don’t want to do deepContinue reading “Are you a People Pleaser?”

5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship

A toxic relationship is any connection that poisons your well-being, confidence and/or personal safety. Although most often toxic relationships are romantic or intimate partnerships, this dynamic also occurs in parent-child relationships, friendships, and other relationships. Toxic relationships can be difficult to identify. Often, even though you know the ‘toxic’ person in the relationship has problemsContinue reading “5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship”

Truthiness

“The truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 A couple weeks ago, I pointed out to a therapy client that some of the things they were telling me weren’t adding up. I just… didn’t believe them. Their response? “Why would I come to therapy to lie?” Reasons Why People Lie To spare others’ feelingsContinue reading “Truthiness”

Mindful Monday – January 8, 2017

“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.” – Ernst F. Schumacher If there’s one thing I have learned from studying Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, it’s this: to lead a meaningful life, one must practice the skills and behaviors needed to do so. Understanding ourselves is an important part of healing,Continue reading “Mindful Monday – January 8, 2017”