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why realistic expectations matter to the health of a relationship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtCtE0f61zo Check out the cliff noted version of Alain De Botton's points from his talk, "How We Destroyed the Capacity to Love." Alain is a philosopher, researcher, and creator of the "School of Life", focusing on educating the world on emotional and relationship wellness. As a marriage and …
Signs of verbal abuse
https://youtu.be/afJy7R2BPBc Signs of Verbal Abuse
Quick reference sheet for Using your insurance for Therapy
Health Insurance Terms to Know: https://youtu.be/vP-lKedQ1Dg What is a Health Savings Account? https://youtu.be/sii1kX7awFQ
Timeless relationship Tips for a healthy love life
Nedra Tawwab is a truly phenomenal therapist, philanthropist, and expert in the mental health field. It was so exciting to hear her thoughts on love and relationships. I highly suggest watching and following her on Instagram. I jotted some key takeaways below that may help you right now! …
before you take a personality test, read this
The documentary "Persona: The Dark Truth About Personality Tests" is the latest trendy HBO Max investigative story that sheds light on the history of personality tests – and personally, I was horrified. While horrified may be a strong word, I'm not going to change it, because it's accurate …
Signs of emotional abuse
https://youtu.be/8vhx2hlko28 Monitoring your whereabouts and who you talk to. Mind games through gaslighting. You may doubt your reality or feel foggy/confused about the relationship. Being excluded from important positions. That way the person has power.Controlling or limiting your finances. Consistent threats. (of leaving or divorce.)You receive the blame …
how language can make or break your relationship
https://youtu.be/RKK7wGAYP6k When you speak with language rooted in compassion, personal responsibility, empathy, kindness, and respect for others, you transform your relationships. More importantly, there are many subtle ways of communicating that can improve or sabotage the message you want to get across. Why? People can accidentally negatively impact …
PHILOSOPHY’s new campaign empowers folks to EMBRACE mental wellness
https://youtu.be/_0KNbdJHiLI How are you, really? This is a great opportunity to self reflect and journal how you’re feeling, check in with a loved one, or think about what you’d like to talk about in your next therapy appointment. What comes up for you? -Alexa
“Can you see my [mom, dad, best friend, kid, etc] for therapy, too?”
This is a good question and surprisingly, a pretty common one for therapists. I am always so honored and grateful when my clients can confidently recommend me to their loved ones. (I care about all my clients and as an extension of my clients, I care deeply about …
How Therapy Really Works
Why therapy? There tends to be a lot of confusion around therapy. Some people think that when they seek therapy, they’ll get advice or a solution to their problems, when that’s not the case. •In therapy, you ARE solving your own problems. Therapists are trained to ask questions …
Why We Struggle To Communicate When We Need To Talk the Most
https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg *Empathy is a critical relationship skill. Empathy can be categorized in two ways: Affective empathy refers to the sensations and feelings we get in response to others’ emotions; this can include reflecting back to that person what they are feeling, or feeling stressed when we notice another …
Toxic Things We Tell Ourselves That Impact Our Time and Relationships
Do you ever find yourself in “chore wars” or in conflict about housework with your person? Eve Rods, author of ‘Fair Play’, helps examine how certain ways of thinking about time can keep couples stuck in unbalanced and ineffective cycles of communication and relationship dissatisfaction. She writes, “If …
Your Health May Improve by Establishing Better Boundaries with your Socials
An increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills. Your cortisol levels are elevated when your phone is in sight or nearby, or when you hear …
5 Relationship Practices For Healthy Love
“Most people think of love as a feeling,” says David Richo, “but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present.” In this book, How to Be an Adult in Relationships, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships—one that focuses not on …
How Losing Your Smell Impacts Relationships More Than We Realize
Up to 80% of people with COVID-19 reported this sensory disturbance and around 1 in 4 people with COVID-19 report that loss of smell is the first symptom they experience. How does this symptom impact humans and their relationships if it lasts long term? Our sense of smell is incredibly …

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