Why Self-Care is Considered a Privilege

Yup. It is. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. Having the ability, time, energy, knowledge and resources to practice self-care is definitely considered a privilege. When you Google the word ‘privilege’, it is described as a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or; available only to a particular person or group of people….

The Difference Between Self-Worth and Selfishness

I love breaking down the myths, assumptions and definitions of the ways that we take care of ourselves and show ourselves love. This blog post is no different! When we typically think of a selfish person, we think of a person that prioritizes their needs, and their needs alone. Selfishness means to only see yourself,…

Why the Holiday Season May Be a Difficult Time

It’s that time of year when we deck the halls, jingle the bells and have a holly, jolly holiday with family and loved ones. From Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Years and more, for many families and friends this is the time of year where we gather and spend time together, exchange gifts and create…

The Difference Between Self-Acceptance & Self-Settling

What do you think of when you hear the words “accept yourself”? For some, you may think acceptance coincides with settling. When choosing to be accepting of yourself, sometimes we think of not wanting ourselves to change and keeping everything as it is. Amazingly so, there is a big difference between self-acceptance and self-setting. And that difference…

5 Tips to Finding the Right Therapist for You

I sat in my first therapy session when I first started graduate school. I was looking for some support in healing from a tough break up and ideas to help manage my growing anxiety of being a graduate student. I was having trouble sleeping and my patience was becoming shorter and shorter. The therapist I…