How and when to discuss sex with your partner

On Abraham Maslow’s (1943) hierarchy of needs model, sex is grouped with air, food, water, clothing, and shelter as a fundamental human need for survival. Despite sex being a critical component of human behavior, it is often one of the most unapproachable, uncomfortable, taboo, and anxiety-inducing topics we encounter. In even the most stable, loving… Read »

How to find relief from self-criticism

Self-compassion combats self-criticism We began the conversation in my first blog post, Flipping the Script on Your Negative Self-Talk, regarding how our negative personal messages drive us in directions that would deem us as more acceptable. For example, I proposed that I had the negative message: I am a failure. As a result, my actions as a… Read »

Flipping the script on self-hatred

Self-hatred drives our actions while keeping us paralyzed Self-hatred runs rampant in my line of work. Therapists are privy to so much personal information, namely how a person really thinks and feels about themselves. The easiest way to discover how you think and feel about yourself is to make a mistake. Your car breaks down, miss a… Read »