Five Tips on How to Navigate Changes

I am in the process of becoming Mamma to my boy #3 – that is my husbands third son. The first two already live with us in the US and now there is a new change coming our way. The youngest of the three stooges is joining our blended family. He is really cute and full...

Shutting Down is Never the Answer

When we get into an argument or confrontation, we sometimes retrieve into ourselves, feeling our pain, seeing only our perspective, and shutting out the bigger picture. The reason for that is that when we are triggered emotionally the amygdala part of the brain gets...

Get your Self Esteem back after a Breakup or Divorce

Breakups can be extremely difficult and have a huge impact on our mental health, specifically our sense of self or our self esteem. If you left a controlling or narcissistic relationship it can be even harder, and feel almost like the withdrawal symptoms of an...

Sometimes it’s what you don’t hear…

It was a long time ago….. I was eighteen, I can remember sitting for the first time in a therapist office with my parents. My parents are real old school and totally don’t believe in the therapeutic approach, so looking back I realize that that encounter was...