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
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
So let me first start off with a full disclosure, I strongly dislike the word lazy, but I used it to get your attention. The word lazy is shaming and I don’t often see it really helping to get people back on track or back in action. However, I think it is important to have … Continue reading How We can Stay Busy and Be “Lazy” at the Same Time
Life transitions and change are an inevitable part of life; in our world, we are facing changes to our earth, our economy, our technology and even how we communicate. Even typing out this blog invites anxiety and worry into my own system while thinking about how rapidly my life has changed over the past few … Continue reading Why Are Life Transitions so Hard? Because Change Sucks GUEST BLOG: By Kristen McGeehon
Happy 4th of July! It’s a day to celebrate the idea of freedom, which of course, means something different to each of us. Freedom from oppression? Freedom from control? Freedom from the “shoulds in our life?” Freedom from what people think of us? Freedom from addiction? What are you celebrating freedom from today? Our population … Continue reading The Collective Mental Health of Our Nation
One of my favorite mantras is “Care Deeply AND Don’t Give a Fuck” I have written a lot about it in previous blogs. I think it captures this beautiful tight rope we have to walk as humans between being mindful of our impact on others, attending to our relationships AND letting go of what other’s … Continue reading The Price of “Not Giving a Fu*k”