Plastic surgery doesn't always improve your relationships, moods or self-esteem.
What do you tell someone who is depressed or has a distorted sense of their body and believes getting plastic surgery will make him/her better? It is important for anyone considering plastic surgery to know what it can and cannot accomplish.
This insightful rom-com can teach us a lot about love.
The Oscar-nominated film 'Silver Linings Playbook' introduces us to messy relationships and messy lives. The relationships and characters are incredibly sensitive and humane. It is a romantic comedy that highlights the best and worst behaviors of people in relationships.
Do you wait too long to speak up for yourself? Then when you finally do, you are irritated or angry?
How often have you become irritated or angry, given yourself up, started to argue or debate, teach or explain, or withdrew when someone was treating you badly — ordering you around, judging you, blaming you, or dumping their complaints or negativity on you? How often have you behaved in any of these protective, controlling ways when someone is unknowingly interrupting you when you are trying to focus on something or get something done? How do you end up feeling when you behave in any of these ways?
Learn some of the reasons you choose to eat rather than connect and how to make it safe to change.
Hello out there! I'm glad you're here.
If you'd like to understand why you might not reach out and create relationships even when you're feeling lonely, this question from 'K', and my answer to it, will help.:
Hi Michelle, I've already read about 2/3 of your book, and I am VERY impressed. I’ve always clicked with the Geneen Roth/Hirschman & Munter approach, and it has helped me in the past.
A psychotherapist claimed to be able to get to the bottom of many problems in one session. Hmm...
The buzz in therapy circles in April 2012 concerned a New York Times article written by a NYC psychotherapist, Jonathan Alpert, who inflates his credentials and bashes long-term treatment and the therapists who provide it. He implies that long-term therapy is only for severe psychological disorders—and he doesn't consider depression and anxiety to be severe issues.
Research has shown that programs like Bottled Up are effective for people living with an alcoholic.
That is probably a headline that you did not expect. Living with an alcoholic and there is good news. For most people who live with an alcoholic good news is rare. If you live with an alcoholic you probably feel that your life is one disaster after a crisis after a tragedy. Also you probably feel that there is little in the way of support for you and your situation. You are not alone.
Learn how your emotions, physical activities, and diet can make the difference for a joyful holiday
The holiday season can be full of joy or full of stress, which is for you? The difference between finding joy or feeling stressed during the holidays can come from the areas of emotion, physical activities, and diet.
How you deal with your emotions and how you emotionally deal with the holidays can determine whether you have joy or stress during that time. For example, if you have relationship difficulties with family members or past hurtful memories, the holidays have a way of making you feel worse. I remember a woman who felt generally happy through t
There are lots of creative options besides feeling lonely and stuffing yourself.
So, if you’re facing being alone and dining solo on the biggest family feast day of the year, what’s the answer to that “What to eat for Thanksgiving” question?”
1. Get away? Contrary to some “expert” advice saying ”never eat alone,” a little solitude and self-nurturing, including solo dining, could be just what the doctor ordered. If you can manage it, maybe gifting yourself with a pampering weekend away could be a great recharge.
A new study says 46% of us now regularly eat alone, but what about the Thanksgiving meal?
To: Letter to Me
Re: Thanksgiving Alone
Date: November 22
Yea, I’m here. I know. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m……well, I could say I’m just checking my email here for a minute before the family gets here….or I had to jump online to check on the tweaks for that special cranberry recipe. Or, believably, I could be sending a couple of email
Breaking up, separating or divorcing is devastating at any time of the year but can feels especially horrible when it happens during the holiday season. This time of year is filled with images of happy families and joyful, loving couples exchanging meaningful gifts and sharing loving moments. The juxtaposition of these images and your reality is jarring. There is also the expectation for you to attend all the holiday events and join in the celebrations. All of this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.