7 Steps to Improve Your Self-Esteem and Increase Your Self-Love

7 Steps to Improve Your Self-Esteem and Increase Your Self-Love

Our self-esteem impacts every aspect of our lives, from our day-to-day satisfaction to building strong, lasting relationships. So why do many of us struggle to practice self-love if it’s so critical to our happiness? Many of us experienced trauma, whether in our...
Five Tips on How to Navigate Changes

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

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

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…

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...
Dear Vulnerability, you can come out now . . .

Dear Vulnerability, you can come out now . . .

How do you feel about the word vulnerability? The other day a client of mine told me, “I hate being vulnerable, I think it’s just simply weak”. Actually, it is the exact opposite! We all feel uncomfortable feeling vulnerable, almost like exposed! But in truth life is...