Mental Health

How To Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us make resolutions this time of year. Some estimates say more than 40%, in fact. But our chances of keeping them is discouraging: University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% actually reach the goals they set for themselves. This tells us at least two important things: 1. Many of us want to… Continue reading How To Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Mental Health · Women and Wellness

Sustaining Motivation: How to Persist When You Feel Like Giving Up

Something many of my clients struggle with is sustaining the motivation they need to make the changes they want to make in their lives. It happens to all of us more often than we’d like. We embark on a new self-improvement program with all the best intentions to change. Perhaps it’s a sincere effort to… Continue reading Sustaining Motivation: How to Persist When You Feel Like Giving Up

Mental Health · Women and Wellness

Women and Wellness: Your Beauty and Worth Cannot be Measured

Summer time. A time for slowing down a bit, relaxing a bit, enjoying the pool or beach… Did your anxiety jump a bit at the thought of being seen in a swim suit? If so, you’re not alone. While body image concerns plague both men and women, a whopping 80% of women are dissatisfied with… Continue reading Women and Wellness: Your Beauty and Worth Cannot be Measured

Mental Health · Women and Wellness

Women and Wellness: Developing Self-Compassion

What comes to mind when you think of this word: Compassion? How about this one: Self-compassion? If you’re like most women, you have a different emotional response to each word with a distinctly more negative response to the second. Perhaps we mistakenly equate self-compassion with selfishness, a trait strictly forbidden to women. Most of us… Continue reading Women and Wellness: Developing Self-Compassion