Adulting: Great Expectations or Humbug?

The Holidays are around the corner, causing many people to introspect on the months passed with a sense of anxiety and great sadness. One reason behind the melancholy is our tendency to focus on what we don’t have, what we should have, and what we thought we would have by now in our lives. This…

Healing and Recovery

Healing and recovery are often viewed as synonymous when we talk about eating disorders and addictions. It is sometimes believed that once you are recovered, you are also healed from the cause of the underlying issue. I wanted to shed light on this topic as this type of thinking can be false, and cause a…

Finding Happiness: The Paradox of Controlling and Letting Go

A big part of why we are unhappy is our belief that we cannot control our lives in the direction we want them to go. The truth, however, is that the way we see/define control is the reason why we cannot move forward.  We either see control a something unattainable, impossible, something we cannot hold…

The How and Why of Self-love

I love the word love. I love writing it, looking at it, I even have it on my desk as a paperweight. In fact, this is a photo of it. There is a small drawing I made with the word love on my fridge….a reminder that when times are tough, there is love somewhere in…