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...
Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

Two weeks ago, I wrote about high-functioning depression.  While I hope that you all had the chance to read that blog, my main purpose was to bring attention to the common occurrence of experiencing depression even in individuals who otherwise are highly functional....
Managing Wedding Planning Stress, Anxiety, and Sadness

Managing Wedding Planning Stress, Anxiety, and Sadness

Wedding season: while most other states in the U.S. are approaching the low-season for weddings due to the cold and likelihood of snow, those of us in Florida are gearing up for our high-season. With the approach of November, which means the official end of hurricane...
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