Sometimes we don’t realize that our care giving has crossed the line into codependency or unhealthy care taking. It’s not always easy to see when our behavior is no longer supporting a healthy self and a healthy relationship.
Tag Archives: self-care
What Exactly Is Self-Care and Why Do I Need It?
What is self-care? Self care is doing something for your own health and well-being. It’s something enjoyable. It’s a way of prioritizing yourself. It’s a proactive way to manage stress and ward off anxiety and depression. I’m part of a self-care group for therapists where we share ideas and support each other in taking good care of ourselves. The other […]
Do Something Nice Day
October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day. In honor of this day for doing good deeds, I made a short video for you with some ideas and a challenge. Please share your acts of kindness in the comments and let us know how it felt to do something nice today. Have a kind day! […]
Parenting Teens: Parent Survival Tips
I always say: Parenting is like a marathon. You’re in it for the long haul. Day to day in the trenches is hard. I’m right there with you as I have two teens myself. Some days are great and some day I just want to run away. I put together a few tips to help you through. Parenting Teens […]
Basics of Self-Care
What is self-care? It simply means making yourself a priority. It’s finding things that you like to do, that are relaxing or energizing, and doing them on a regular basis. Self-care is essential for good physical and mental health. I see a lot of therapists, nurses, parents, and adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) who give and give, but don’t make time for […]
Wisdom for the year ahead
As the new year approaches, here are 8 bits of wisdom to help make it a great year: 1. Focus on what’s ahead, not on past failures or regrets 2. Take care of your basic needs (sleep, exercise, healthy food, relaxation) 3. Socialize with positive people 4. Remember that challenges are temporary; things will get better 5. Seek emotional support from […]