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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! https://youtu.be/wkE3qxX8Q-c Paraphrasing a great metaphor- “Life without …
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 to my reaction. https://youtu.be/XWBXniurrA0 The documentary starts …
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 for their bad behavior. Taking responsibility is …
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 their connection with others by their word …
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 their loved ones as well!) This brings …
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 that help you explore what YOU want; …
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 person’s worry and fear. Cognitive empathy refers …
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 you’re not getting paid for it, it …
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 it or even think you hear it. …
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 finding an ideal mate, but on becoming …
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 powerful. It actually accesses our awareness directly …
2 Ways to Breathe Out the Stress
There are tons of breathe work exercises to help soothe us when we’re feeling stressed. Here are 2 breathing methods for you to try now! Pursed Belly Breathing: Relax your neck and shoulders. Keeping your mouth closed, inhale slowly through your nose for 2 counts. Pucker or purse your lips as though you were going to …
How Being Nice To Yourself Improves Your Health
Most people want to be more confident, without realizing that self compassion is a critical part of confidence. Self compassion is the foundation of the therapeutic work I practice with clients, because it’s essential to the healing process. If you want change, you need accountability. If you want to cultivate accountability, self compassion is the …
Is the pandemic impacting your relationship?
Social Distancing is having an impact on relationships all over the world in many ways. Expectations, roles, communication, careers, parenting, date nights, intimacy, and so many other aspects of our romantic relationships may be challenged and require adaptability. Use this as a moment to reflect: how have I adapted to my current circumstances with my …
Relationship Red Flags: Emotional Abuse + COVID-19 Conditions
According to Peace at Home Family Shelter, emotional abuse amongst the COVID-19 pandemic can manifest itself in new insidious ways- as well as intensify existing abusive tactics. Many experts fear the cases will continue to increase as the uncertainty continues.  “Financial worries and stress related to the pandemic may be contributing to incidences of emotional abuse. Some …
Tips for Talking Politics with Family and Friends
As the election approaches, polarization and political tension is at an all time high. People are impacted by the political context of their lives, no matter what political affiliation they identify with.  Since political figures and government systems play such an important part in decision making for our country, it’s normal for people to have …
6 Simple Stress Reduction Strategies
https://videopress.com/v/wHNG58KH?preloadContent=metadata 1. Grounding Techniques: 5 senses exercise and breathing. 2. Self Expression: Writing, art, journaling, writing a letter, creative activities 3. Healthy connections with others: setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, seeing friends, calling a loved one 4. Exercise: walking, dancing, biking, swimming. 5. Progressive Muscle Relaxation. Tense one muscle at a time for 10-20 seconds …
How To Establish Boundaries With Your Social Media Accounts
Give yourself permission to spring clean your following list & have access to things that will not harm your mental health. Mindfully decide whether or not to show your read receipts. Then, examine why you made that decision. This is a personal preference. Some people like to have the read receipts on for accountability purposes …
Why Understanding Our Childhood is Important
https://youtu.be/6fZXxu8AcTA In therapy, I often ask clients “how would you describe your childhood?” The usual response is “good”, “I had a normal childhood”, or “it was fine.” It takes some time before we uncover what “good” and “fine” truly means. We all know that our parents have most likely tried the best they can with …

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