Knowing Your Needs

Knowing Your Needs

Feeling “needy” is my worst nightmare — I fear being “too much” or too dependent. Somewhere along the line, I started believing this faulty narrative that being “needy” is a bad thing. It’s been a pretty ingrained...
The Freedom of Saying ‘No’

The Freedom of Saying ‘No’

Written by therapist Clair Miller If you’re anything like me, a ‘yes’ is much quicker to roll off my tongue than a ‘no’. Often, I regret that response if I haven’t had a chance to really think about what I need and what my limits are. This leaves me spending way too...
Conflict Management

Conflict Management

Conflict is unavoidable. It appears at the most inconvenient times and can feel really unsettling, huh? Some of us are more comfortable with conflict than others, but at the end of the day, we will all face conflict in our relationships, in our workplace, and in our...
It’s Not Too Late To Reconcile

It’s Not Too Late To Reconcile

rec·on·cile/ˈrekənˌsīl/verb1. restore friendly relations between.2. cause to coexist in harmony; make or show to be compatible. Reconciliation is not a word we speak of often. I would argue that most people want to coexist with others in harmony, yet we are afraid of...
The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing

My husband and I recently moved to a new home. Given that this is my tenth move in twelve years, you would think I would be a pro. Sure, I’ve gotten way more efficient at packing and can usually visualize where I want things to go, however, it’s still just as...
Pace, Place, and Perspective

Pace, Place, and Perspective

Change of Pace It’s been 7 months of living life in the middle of a pandemic and, because of that, most of us have naturally experienced a change of pace. Our day-to-day rhythm has changed due to the unknown and ever-changing nature of COVID. Going places has been...