I’ve known from an early age that I’m more sensitive than most people. I’m hard-pressed to get through a movie or church service without crying. Anything that sounds even remotely critical or accusatory causes me intense pain. Growing up, I was told I was too sensitive and I took things too personally. The truth is, I feel things very […]
14 ways to be happier in 2016. This article provides straight-forward strategies to increase your happiness and create a happy, healthy life in the new year.
Crying is Good for You by Sharon Martin, LCSW When is the last time you had a good cry? I cried just last Sunday. And you know what? I felt better afterward. Crying is good for you. It is a healthy outlet for feelings. But many people resist. Crying in the therapy office is an interesting thing. Some people cry […]
Anger management is a common reason for seeking counseling whether you’re a teen or adult, man or woman, wealthy or just getting by. In other words, it’s a common struggle for Americans and you are not alone. First, anger is not inherently bad. All emotions are important cues to understanding ourselves and responding to our surroundings. Anger can let you […]
I say this often to clients. Some are surprised; they don’t believe me. Some people are under the false impression that feelings “just happen” and we have no control over them. Actually the way you feel is determined by what you think. And it is very possible to change the way you think. It can be a long process, but […]