December 20, 2018

As January is the time for starting work on New Year’s resolutions, February might as well be the time for forgetting or abandoning them.  For some, this process of setting and failing to accomplish is an annual tradition which leads to feelings of guilt and lowers  se...

November 28, 2018

Similar to the topic I discussed last week ("saying what you mean"), this topic--accepting a compliment--also seems like it should be straightforward.  But, for many people it is notably difficult.  That said, my recommendation for accepting compliments is simple:...

October 12, 2018

We are constantly, even incessantly, thinking.  But, it is often helpful to remember that we are not our thoughts; rather, we experience them.  While mindfulness can be a useful tool for remembering this, for many, this is a hard lesson to learn.  Our thoughts can...

May 22, 2018

Improving Self-Esteem: Self-Criticism is Not Self-Improvement

I hear it all the time from my clients: "If I'm not hard on myself, then what if I become complacent about the parts of me I want to improve?"  Sure, it makes sense on the surface.  If we are not critical of...

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