When faced with infertility, women are typically isolated as it is. According to the CDC, 6% of women have infertility. On top of that, it is not a topic most women, men, or couples talk much about with others. Facing infertility can be depressing as well as anxiety-producing as it is, and then it seems like everyone around you is getting pregnant. And just when you think it can’t get worse, you are invited to another baby shower. [Read more…]
Angry Mad Irritated Infuriated Annoyed Bitter Furious Resentful Irate [Read more…]
“What should I do when he gets mad at me for telling him how I feel?”
“She doesn’t get that I need time when I get home from work.”
“What am I supposed to do when he continually sends me text messages all day, and I can’t get right back to him? He thinks I’m cheating on him.”
“How do I get her to understand?”
And on and on……..These are some of the statements I hear in couple’s therapy…. [Read more…]
If you are pregnant or have had a baby in the past year (or know anyone who has), please read on! After working for many years with pregnant and postpartum women (and their spouses) in individual therapy, support groups, and in couples counseling, I have seen firsthand the incredible, beautiful, messy, and exhausting transition it is to have a baby. Whether it is your first, second, or fourth, bringing a new life into your family is hugely significant. [Read more…]
Hurt and Fear vs. Love and Trust. I use this all the time in therapy and personally. I talk about it so much that I sometimes forget where I got it from. For me, it comes from a book I read many years ago called Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. He has since written other books with his spiritual partner, Linda Francis. I highly recommend them. [Read more…]
Anxiety!! We all experience it at some point. Some people more than others and some times more than others. It is a part of life, and as human beings, we probably would not get much done if it didn’t exist at all. Anxiety on this level is like stress. A little stress (anxiety) can help us stay alert and on our toes when we need to meet a deadline, focus on a task, or are truly threatened by an event or experience.
What does abundance mean to you? Do you even think about it?
I have run into countless people in therapy and outside of it who, when it gets down to why they are unhappy, it is because they do not feel deserving. Sometimes they are scared, sometimes they are depressed with guilt and negative self-talk, and sometimes they simply think that those who came before them did not have, so how could they.