LOSING GRACEFULLY

LOSING GRACEFULLY

Emma started the discussion in my parenting class with the following story:   My daughter and I were playing an exciting game of CandyLand. Her entire four-year-old face was intently focused on the board as she skipped her card across two red spaces. She was very...
The Psychological Quick-Fix Fending off the Blues

The Psychological Quick-Fix Fending off the Blues

“I feel like I’m just in a slump,” says Miriam. “Nothing exciting happened recently. Nothing exciting is going to happen. After the holiday break, we went straight back into school, and it’s like every teacher couldn’t wait to pounce on us with tons of work. It’s just...
The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Sandra seethed as she drove home from her sister-in-law’s house. “I know what I should have said to her,” she muttered, as she looked for a parking space. “It’s too bad I’m not the kind of person who says what she really thinks!” She stomped up the stairs to her...
Recovering from remorse

Recovering from remorse

Life happens! And along the way, we experience minor upsetting events that have a bigger impact on us than we expect them to. These are not big problems that require therapy, but they are big enough to make us feel their effects, sometimes days later. What can we do...
Leaving loneliness behind!

Leaving loneliness behind!

Life happens! And along the way, we experience minor psychological bumps and bruises that hurt more than we expect them to. These are not major problems that require therapy, but they hurt enough for us to feel out of sorts for days. What can we do to get ourselves...