Emotional Wellness Skills: An Interview with Judy Belmont, Therapist, Speaker and Author
December 30, 2016
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There are so many people struggling with mental health issues that don’t go to counseling. I have about forty years of experience as a therapist, and I wanted to focus on life skills that anybody... Read More...
Differentiation, Or What Makes Relationships Work
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Unless we were fortunate enough to have had good role models available when we grew up, most of us get into relationships little prepared and often overwhelmed by the complexities. The quick-fix... Read More...
The Core of Co-Dependency
The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. -Melody Beattie quote, photo by Moyan BrennOriginal Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
At the center of co-dependency lies low self-esteem and low self-worth or, in different words, negative beliefs about my lovability and my contributions in this world. Because the term co-dependency... Read More...
Feeling Isolated? 5 Simple Tips for Connecting
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American culture is one that strongly values independence and achievement over connection and the collective good. If you are feeling isolated, you are not alone. Nearly 25% of Americans report... Read More...
By Supporting Others, You Support Yourself: Findings from Social Psychology
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If relationships play such an important role in our well-being, how can we work to foster better interpersonal relationships? Many of us may already know what not to do in relationships, but... Read More...
Healthy Boundaries
Original Photo by: Moyan Brenn
For years, I was unaware of how to negotiate healthy boundaries. If a close friend or even a casual acquaintance asked for a favor, I would always say yes. Over time, I’ve learned to incorporate... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Healthy Assertiveness
January 10, 2014
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Assertiveness is communication and behavior that is respectful to all parties involved. That is the definition of assertiveness at its simplest level. Communication and behavior happen on a continuum... Read More...