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Depression and the inner critic

Do you feel like you should be in a better place in your life? Lots of people feel like their life doesn’t measure up to where they want to be. Some people believe that they’re underachieving if they don’t own … Continue reading

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Do you want to run away?

Feeling like you want to get in your car and drive far, far away – or even get on a plane and leave everything behind – is a sign that you are overwhelmed and depleted. You might feel so unfulfilled, … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t anticipate closure

There are times in our life where we feel we need closure to let go of something that impacted us. We want to know why we didn’t get that job, why we got fired or why that person left us. … Continue reading

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Help with panic attacks

Have you ever had a panic attack? Panic attacks only last about five minutes, but the physical symptoms can feel extremely intense. Because of the intensity, panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks. Though panic attacks are short-lived, a … Continue reading

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Here’s why you’re so controlling

Many people would call themselves controlling, bossy, regimented or perfectionistic. These traits have a common link – most people who see these qualities in themselves want things to be a certain way so that they can feel emotionally safe. In … Continue reading

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How to be more empathetic

Successful couples are empathic towards each other. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s emotions from their perspective – what people often call “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” It’s different than sympathy, because empathy is more about understanding … Continue reading

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3 things you need to know to be calmer

All of us move through our day-to-day lives with some level of worry. Most people have very busy, fast-paced lives and it can be difficult to let go of the sense of urgency. We are constantly rushing through life, trying … Continue reading

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Ease into 2015

The holidays are about giving, whether you’re giving time, love or gifts. In January, people typically feel depleted from giving, especially if they haven’t taken time for themselves during the busyness of the holidays. Aside from financial strain after the … Continue reading

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What has 2014 taught you?

As we end another year, it’s important to reflect on the lessons life brought you in 2014. The end of the year is the perfect time to think about what you want your life to look like in 2015, and how … Continue reading

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How to survive a job you hate

In my 10 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with a lot of clients who hate their jobs. A lot of us spend most of our waking hours at work, and if we’re unhappy at work it can … Continue reading

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