Live well and love your life

I created Live Well with Sharon Martin to provide you with trusted resources for emotional health and well being. I’ve spent the last 20 years as a mental health therapist, but I discovered that I can touch the lives and inspire change in many more people through my self-help articles and books. Mental health is my passion and I want to show you how to create positive habits, let go of perfectionism, and create a meaningful life that you love.

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Speaking Events and Workshops

Sharon is available for speaking engagements and workshops on topics such as emotional wellness, stress management, healthy relationships and communication.

Sharon also provides training for social workers, therapists, counselors, mental health and social service agencies on self-care and burnout prevention.

Love Your Life Coaching

Are you constantly overwhelmed and stressed? Are you paralyzed by overthinking and indecision? Are you stuck in self-sabotage and unhealthy habits?

Sharon offers focused coaching to help you reach your goals, manage worry and overwhelm, start prioritizing yourself, and love your life again!

Freelance Writing

Sharon is a free-lance writer specializing in self-help, psychology, emotional and mental health content. She draws on her years of work as a psychotherapist to provide deep, meaningful strategies and tools.

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  • Do you have trouble saying "no"?
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  • Do your needs always come last?
  • Are you so busy doing for everyone else that you don't make time for your own hobbies or self-care?

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Book Review: The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People #HSP #coping #empath #selfcare

Book Review: The Empath’s Survival Guide

    We live in a world with high levels of sensory input – loud movies, bright lights, crowds of people, the 24-hour news cycle, social media and technology that constantly interrupt and demand our attention. If you’re a highly sensitive or empathic person, this can be overwhelming and overstimulating, and leave you exhausted and […]

11 Autumn Self-Care Ideas Fall Self-Care #selfcare #autumn #fall #seasonal

11 Autumn Self-Care Activities for People who Struggle with Self-Care

  Fall is here and with it comes busier schedules, colder weather, and shorter days. In the blink of an eye, the holidays will be here, and we’ll be wrapping up another year. Autumn is a natural time for reflection and gratitude and it provides some special opportunities to use seasonal self-care ideas like the […]

Healthy Dependency vs Codependency #codependency

Healthy Dependency vs. Codependency

  Codependency is an unhealthy form of dependency, but it’s not dependency in and of itself that’s the problem. There are healthy forms of dependency, otherwise known as interdependency, that make relationships stronger. But distinguishing codependency from interdependency can be tricky — especially if you haven’t experienced many healthy relationships yourself.   What is interdependency? […]

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“It never fails – almost daily, I address something in session with my client(s) & I end up coming across 1 or multiple blog postings of yours that speaks to the very things we talked about in their sessions that day. I’ve forwarded so many of your posts to so many of my clients. As you reach out & share your posts with us on Facebook, you are sharing through me. I truly appreciate you & your writing.” – Gina Martin, LPC
Gina Martin, LPC
“Sharon was well prepared with excellent material that spoke directly to the needs of the people she was sharing with….She asked for interaction with people throughout the presentation always responded with great follow-up responses and integrated it into her topic of stress management. I highly recommend Sharon Martin in this capacity!” – Lisa Jacobs, organizer of the Limitless Women’s Retreat
Lisa Jacobs
“Sharon has been my Clinical Supervisor and mentor for 5 years now.  She is a consummate professional.  I have learned strong clinical skills from her from diagnosing to case management  plus all-important boundary-setting.  Sharon has seen me thru some very trying cases and professional situations.  I trust her judgment and guidance implicitly.  With her unwavering encouragement I continue to grow into my full potential as a practicing professional.” — Joanie Santos, MSW
Joanie Santos, MSW
“Sharon Martin, LCSW, is not only one of my favorite columnists on the Good Men Project, but a true voice for therapists who write and need to perfect their voices for an cyber-audience. Her weekly writing always inspires and touches the lives of thousands, and she has an amazing ability to perfect a point that the reader could and usually does need to read regarding a whole host of existential dilemmas. I’m excited each week to see what she is writing and…I’m proud to have her in my circle of writers.” — Jeremy McKeen, Lead Editor at The Good Men Project
Jeremy McKeen Lead Editor, The Good Men Project

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