Social Anxiety: Distressing, but Highly Treatable

Social Anxiety: Distressing, but Highly Treatable

Would you describe yourself as someone who has trouble communicating and feeling comfortable in social situations?  If so, it is possible you may struggle with social anxiety.  Now, let us be more clear: there is a difference between feeling a little bit nervous in a...
Perspective: The Difference Maker in Memories and Experiences

Perspective: The Difference Maker in Memories and Experiences

Many of us have heard of this scenario: a car accident happens in a busy intersection surrounded by pedestrians.  Depending on the corner where each pedestrian stood, bystander statements regarding how the accident transpired may be different.  What we are talking...
Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

  Whether we want them to be or not, emotions are incredibly important aspects of being alive.  Emotions propel us into action or inaction; they drive our behavior and are the lifeblood of all things we do.  More simply put, what we feel is directly correlated to...
New Year’s Resolutions: The Time for Change

New Year’s Resolutions: The Time for Change

With today being New Year’s Eve, many are thinking about what they would like to change or have different in 2017.  The idea of resolutions is one that should be applauded and supported; after all, what better time to commit to making important changes in your...
Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

We all have experienced times where we have felt obligated to do something or go somewhere despite our true interests and preferences.  Perhaps you can recall instances where you were feeling down and did not want to go anywhere, but did so anyway to accompany someone...