When You’re Too Angry to Forgive

Too angry to forgive? Many people feel too angry to even think about the concept of forgiveness! What does the word “forgiveness” bring up for you? Just reading it may trigger feelings of resistance, and memories of the ways you’ve been wronged, or wronged others. Notice – right now, as you read this – howContinue reading “When You’re Too Angry to Forgive”

Perfectionism and Procrastination

Believe it or not, perfectionism and procrastination go together like peanut-butter and jelly. They seem like they’d be total opposites, right? We think of perfectionists as “type A,” organized people. Procrastinators seem like they’d be… well, relaxed. Type B, if you will. So why do perfectionists procrastinate? Perfectionists put a *lot* of pressure on themselvesContinue reading “Perfectionism and Procrastination”

Should I see a grief counselor?

Many people struggle with deciding whether or not to see a grief counselor. Crying, wanting to isolate and stay in bed, feeling depressed, and feelings of guilt and remorse are all common reactions when someone is grieving a loss. There is a lot of overlap of these reactions with symptoms of depression. It’s common andContinue reading “Should I see a grief counselor?”

Self-Compassion Heals Depression

Depression infiltrates your thoughts like a virus of the mind. You might realize on one level that your depressed thoughts are illogical or extreme… but they feel so true. My life is going nowhere. I’m a failure. What’s the point in anything? Depression also takes over your emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, sad, stuck, regretful,Continue reading “Self-Compassion Heals Depression”