‘positive self talk’

What Do You Need to Hear Right Now? From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

When I bring up the concept of self-compassion to people, without fail, the same question always comes up: My response is generally the same: “Well, how has being hard on yourself motivated you to do better?” Somehow we’ve confused ourselves to think that our judgmental, self-critical voice plays some positive role in our lives. Self-Criticism Is An Ineffective Motivator If […] Read more »

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Journaling for Change: Finding Success One Blog at a Time

By Beth Turchi

Journaling is not my thing. I like to write and I’ve been lucky enough to find outlet for my writing but I don’t particularly like journaling. I tried it once and it didn’t go well. I was pregnant. I know what you’re thinking… Well, that would be me. I was going through all the emotions that an expectant mother feels […] Read more »

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The Life Lessons of Golf: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

By Erin Risius, MA

As I stared at the golf ball and stood in golf swing stance, I began mentally preparing myself for the probable failure of making contact with the ball. Three better golfers (one is a 10 handicap player – no pressure) stood patiently waiting as I took too long to run through the mantra: relax the arms, relax the shoulders, eyes […] Read more »

How to Navigate the In Between

By Erin Risius, MA

Do you sometimes find yourself surviving rather than thriving in life – restlessly existing in what I call the “in- between”? In between what you want out of life compared to how your life actually looks? Finding Self-Compassion While Striving For Change We want more friends, more love, a better job, a smaller waistline, more free time, less anxiety and […] Read more »

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