altruistic caregiver

Are you always worrying about how to meet others’ needs? Do you constantly try to anticipate everyone’s moods and preferences so you can manage them? Does all this mental and emotional work come at the expense of your own needs? You’re not alone. In fact, many people struggle to honor their own feelings, opinions, and preferences. They are constantly ignoring or dismissing their own inner voice in order to try[…]

Are you among the majority of Americans feeling more stressed than ever?  Chronic stress has been a public health crisis for many years in the United States and the recent American Psychological Association’s annual survey reveals that it is only getting worse.  In fact, most Americans (63%) report moderate to severe stress levels in the past year. The top stressors people identified were: Money – 75% Work – 70% Economy[…]

joy, holidays, stress

Let’s face it.  The holidays are stressful.  Routines are turned upside down, expectations are high, and the emotional triggers are everywhere.  Maybe this year feels overwhelming with family and work events, endless obligations.  Maybe this year feels lonely and empty, wishing your situation was different than it is.  Maybe this year you’re dreading family gatherings and hot topic debates.  Or just maybe this year you’re ready to try something new[…]