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Quieting the Inner Critic With Self-Compassion

Written by Colette Mrazek, M.Ed., R.C.C. Illustration by Sean Maxey It's happened to all of us. There we were, an innocent young kid, trying to learn something new or struggling with a task and someone attempts to encourage us by being the tough-guy: "Oh come on, it's not that hard! Why can't you just focus? You're not even trying! You can't do anything right!" Maybe [...]

Quieting the Inner Critic With Self-Compassion2016-12-30T06:00:55+00:00

Living with High Functioning Anxiety

I really related to this piece by Sarah Schuster.  I know many of you will as well: http://themighty.com/2016/06/living-with-high-functioning-and-hidden-anxiety/

Living with High Functioning Anxiety2016-06-30T20:30:44+00:00

“The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown

A humorous talk by researcher Brene Brown that explains why we need to lean into uncomfortable emotions and how this will lead to more connection, joy and meaning in our lives: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

“The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown2016-12-30T06:00:55+00:00

Phrases to Use to Calm an Anxious Child

Helpful resource by Renee Jain for caregivers to use when their children are feeling anxious: http://www.positive-parents.org/2016/05/49-phrases-to-calm-and-anxious-child.html

Phrases to Use to Calm an Anxious Child2016-05-05T22:40:58+00:00

Adaptive vs Maladaptive Shame

Dr. Laura Markham explains how punishment leads to shame and how toxic shame leads to struggles with anxiety, depression and addictions: http://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/_punishment_shaming_children

Adaptive vs Maladaptive Shame2016-12-30T06:00:55+00:00

Esther Perel on Infidelity

The new reality of infidelity:   http://www.salon.com/2016/04/29/grief_sedated_by_orgasm_orgasm_heightened_by_grief_beyonce_lemonade_and_the_new_reality_of_infidelity/

Esther Perel on Infidelity2016-05-02T06:03:30+00:00

Sue Johnson on Breaking Free from Your Patterns of Conflict

An interview with Sue Johnson helping us understand how to break free from the same kind of fights we have over and over with our partner: http://www.neilsattin.com/blog/2016/02/27-breaking-free-from-your-patterns-of-conflict-with-sue-johnson/?utm_content=buffer70aba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sue Johnson on Breaking Free from Your Patterns of Conflict2016-12-30T06:00:55+00:00