Psychology

February 26, 2024

Not Sharing Concerns with Loved Ones for Fear of Being Shut Out

I have received many inquiries from people in different stages of their lives who have one thing in common. Each is hesitant to share concerns with loved ones for fear of being shut out. They describe feeling as if they “walk on eggshells”. They are afraid of risking asking personal […]
December 28, 2023

Giving Back – Making a Difference in 2024

As we enter 2024, the world around us continues to evolve, often in ways that challenge our comfort, safety, and understanding. In these moments, it’s natural to focus inward and attempt to safeguard our own well-being as well as that of our family and friends. However, this year I encourage […]
November 1, 2023

Companions in Golden Years: The Heartfelt Bond Between Our Older Selves and Pets

I was talking with a friend who has had dogs her whole life. She adores them and could have never imagined being without one. Until now. She needs to “put her beloved dog down” which, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, means euthanasia. If you have […]
September 10, 2023

Replace “anxious” with “aware”

Lately, in my conversations, I’ve found a recurring theme: individuals waking to a sense of unease, their minds clouded with relentless thoughts: “I wake up anxious. I have so much on my mind. I feel worried. I was never like this.” It’s a departure from their more peaceful mornings. And […]
July 6, 2023

Protecting Our Mental Health Within the Storm of Disrespect and Agitation

Of the many things I notice about myself since the beginning of COVID, is how easily I can get swept into an agitated / sour state of mind when I see or hear news reports. Perhaps you can relate. For me it is, surprisingly, less about the natural disaster reporting […]
April 3, 2023

Few People Are Who We Would Like Them to Be

If we could all create the personalities that would mesh smoothly with our own, we might have an easier time in life’s day to day. But would we be content? Life might be more predictable, perhaps less volatile. Maybe we would have fewer conflicts. That would be good for our […]
March 11, 2023

Believing Someone Else’s Opinion of Us

When we believe someone else’s view of us that makes us feel diminished, we forget the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt who said: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This does not mean that we are consciously giving our consent to feel inferior; it does mean, though, […]