The next four months of my life are filled with many changes. Starting an internship, moving into my own place, and getting a puppy. I am so excited for all of these new opportunities, but I always face fears and uncertainties when change is on the horizon. Fears of the unknown, fears I made the wrong decision. Fears that I won’t be able to handle it, and so on. Change can feel really overwhelming, but hopefully these insights can aid in the “impending change feelings”. [Continue Reading…]
About a month ago, I went to the dentist and endured one of the most painful check-ups I’ve had in years. I’ve flossed my teeth nightly for at least eight years, so I wasn’t entirely sure why I was in so much pain. When I brought this up to the dentist, he asked what has been stressing me lately. To which I responded with a list that may have bordered on over-sharing. My dentist was the third person that had brought up stress in regards to symptoms I have been facing and I’ve had a few people bring it up since, so I’m thinking it’s about time that I listen and work on decreasing some stress in my life.[Continue Reading…]
My closet is cleaned out, new items for my room have been bought, trips have been researched, and lots of Psych episodes have been watched. This is just a small list of all that I have participated in these past few months instead of working on my applications for internship. I have really been struggling with avoidance coping. [Continue Reading…]
A common concern I hear from my clients, and something I’ve experienced myself, is self-doubt. It’s so frustrating to have desires and goals for yourself and then you get in your own dang way because self-doubts start creeping in! Or if you overcome the initial self-doubt and end up beginning on a goal, self-doubt ends up tagging along with constant thoughts that you can’t do it and that you’re not good enough. [Continue Reading…]
Although I have not had a child of my own, I’ve heard many recollections of the first moment holding a newborn baby and the immense amount of love the parent feels for their child instantly. The baby didn’t need to do anything but exist and they are loved. As we grow up we begin to lose that sort of love for ourselves. We get caught up in the race of life that makes us believe we have to achieve and succeed to have worth and value. This lack of self-worth can carry high costs as we move forward in life. [Continue Reading…]
Buddy the Elf has some horrible ideas, but there is one rule that he has that is 100% true. And no, it’s not having maple syrup on spaghetti. Buddy tells his father “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” I wondered if this was true and after a quick Google search, I found that there are numerous articles about singing and how it has health benefits: physically, emotionally, and socially.
As I’ve asked numerous groups of women “what does the ideal woman look like?” There has been a common thread of answers. She is: skinny, tall, and has long legs. She has full lips, a big chest, a full head of wavy, long hair. Long eyelashes, protruding cheek bones, toned and attractive are also in the thread. [Continue Reading…]
“I’m an idiot.”
“I am worthless.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I am nothing.” [Continue Reading…]
A few days ago I was listening to the radio morning talk show and the talk show hosts shared the quote, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” They then asked for responses from listeners to the questions: when has someone said something that hurt you? How old were you? How does it affect you today? And how old are you now?