People are beginning to leave toxic spiritual environments as a result of feeling judged, shamed, mistreated, demeaned or even abused. I call these folks religious refugees. It can feel lonely and scary to leave a toxic community. Even though there might be deep pain there, they may provide your only sense of community. Here are … Continue reading Religious Refugees: 10 signs of a toxic Spiritual Environment
Drama, drama, drama. You’re having the same argument for the third time this week (and the past 12 weeks), and you can’t seem to get past it. Maybe you’ve quit a third job in 6 months because you cannot seem to get along with your boss or coworkers. If you keep finding yourself in these … Continue reading Are you the Drama Addict?Guest Blog Kristen McGeehon
Ideally, we are supposed to grow up with loving and protective parents that are curious about who we really are, they nurture and support us, they teach us how to protect ourselves and take care of ourselves. Our caregivers’ voices become our internal voice. We internalize the way they spoke to us as a way … Continue reading When you’re running on an empty bucket
https://youtu.be/hJy3JQhQ_dQ Do the holidays have you feeling anxious and exhausted already? All the chit chat and small talk and having to be cheerful and joyous - I feel exhausted just thinking about it! While it can be tempting to forgo all of the holiday events, connection and relationships are very important to our wellbeing; so, … Continue reading The Introvert’s Holiday Survival Guide by Kristen McGeehon
As a new graduate, you knew that finding a job wouldn’t be as easy as you walking across the stage and getting a job offer immediately upon receiving your degree. But you did hope that it would be a little easier than this. You’ve been applying non-stop to jobs for the past few months, spending … Continue reading Another Job Rejection? Here Are Some Ways to Boost Your Confidence to Help You Land the Next Job. Guest blog by team member Kristen McGeehon
Working hard is a value that many of us, including myself have. Many of us are very serious, very productive, and at the end of the day- totally exhausted. I am sure the very title of this post has some of you rolling your eyes and shouting “lazy liberal!” at the computer screen. But there … Continue reading Wanna be More Productive? Get Your Silly On.
The laundry is piling high, you’re behind at work, you’re worried about your kid’s performance in school, your boss is a jerk, and you and your partner haven’t had a date in two months. Anxiety is kicking in! Perhaps it’s a steady stream of just constant worry or periodic freak outs. Whatever your relationship with … Continue reading Want to turn down that worry? Get Outside!
In my latest contribution to good therapy.org, I explore ten questions to ask if you are a toxic person? Do you shame people or try to compete with them when they are struggling or celebrating? Maybe you indulge in attention-seeking behaviors on social media for some "snatch and grab" validation? It is my belief that … Continue reading Are You The Toxic One?
Mindfulness has been a hot topic in our culture for some time now. Magazines have entire issues dedicated to this practice and its benefits. Mindfulness has been shown to decrease feelings of stress and depression, as well as contribute to a general improvement of physical health. Checking in with our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and … Continue reading The Power of the Present Moment Experience Guest blogger Kristen McGeehon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5YasJVIL8M Finding a healthy sense of sexuality is one of the hardest, but most important things to do if you have sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape in your past. There is a well-intentioned but misguided sense that rape or sexual assault is an act of power and not an act of sex. This notion … Continue reading Reclaiming Sexuality after Sexual Trauma