What are boundaries and why do I need them?

What Are Boundaries and Why Do I Need Them?

What are boundaries? All relationships need boundaries. A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. They separate your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others. Your boundaries also tell other people how they can treat you – what’s acceptable and what isn’t. Without boundaries, people may take advantage of you […]

Practical Ways to Love Yourself and practice self-compassion

9 Practical Ways to Love Yourself

  Life can be hard. We all screw up sometimes. We get frustrated and lose our temper. We regret things said or left unsaid. Our children struggle with learning disabilities or anxiety or any number of things. We hurt deep inside about harm caused to us as children. Our loved ones die. We get laid-off […]

Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness

  Coping with Loneliness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others Is loneliness becoming more pervasive? I’m not sure, but sometimes it seems that way. We’re all so busy that it can be hard to make time to socialize and prioritize face-to-face relationship building time. Many of us don’t have a sense of community or […]

Inspiring Brene Brown Quotes

Inspiring Brene Brown Quotes

This post contains affiliate links.  If you’re like me, you can’t get enough Brené Brown! I love her books, Ted Talks, and her videos on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday. And I especially love all of the inspiring Brene Brown quotes. She offers such wisdom, truth, and authenticity on difficult subjects like shame, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. I’m sure you’ll […]

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters: Resolve to Improve Your Mental Health

  A new year means New Year’s Resolutions.   What are your New Year’s resolutions? The three most popular resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, and spend less/save more. No big surprises there. Come January, most of us are ready to hit the gym. We’ve put on a few pounds over the holidays or […]

Tips for Coping with the Holidays. 5 printable PDF tip sheets to help you conquer perfectionism, difficult family members, stress, overwhelm, and depression.

Tips for Coping with the Holidays

    Introducing 5 New Holiday Tip Sheets from Psychotherapist and Codependency Expert Sharon Martin, LCSW   Are you dreading the holidays because of difficult people in your life? Do you tend to get stressed, sad, or overwhelmed during December? Do you want to set a positive tone for the holiday season? Would it be […]

The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States. Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently.  Why is gratitude so hard […]

40 Self Help Books Recommended by my Readers on trauma, parenting, personal development, spirituality

40 Self-Help Books Recommended by my Readers

This post contains affiliate links.   I love a good self-help or personal development book. And summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. The only problem is there are so many great self-help books to choose from! This list was compiled from suggestions from my amazing Facebook fans. I’m sure you’ll […]

Mindfulness as a Tool for Self-Acceptance. Learn to love and accept yourself using mindfulness.

Mindfulness as a Tool for Self-Acceptance

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of staying in the moment, of being in the here and now rather than focused on the past or the future. Many of us aren’t fully experiencing our lives because we’re spending so much time worrying about the future or ruminating about the past. Our busy lives keep […]

How Couples Can Create Strong Happy Relationships. Learn how to calm your busy mind, prioritize your partner, and embrace imperfection.

How Busy Couples Can Create Strong, Happy Relationships

  Have you wondered how busy couples can create strong, happy relationships?   Life is busy these days! Most of us are juggling work and family responsibilities and trying to squeeze in time to exercise and see our friends. When life gets busy, it’s often our most important relationships that fall to the bottom of […]