The beginning of a new year brings about the possibility for new beginnings. It’s refreshing to hit a mental “restart” button, and set new intentions and goals as we reflect on our lives with a fresh pair of eyes. As you look to create resolutions for this new year, you may find it easier to create your resolutions than keep them.
It feels as though we have been bombarded with tragedy after tragedy. From natural disasters affecting individuals in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Mexico to a mass shooting in Las Vegas claiming the lives of 59 people and injuring over 500. The heaviness and heartbreak pouring in can be overwhelming.
Fear is powerful. It can lead us to react in ways we could never predict, it can lead us feeling debilitated and unable to respond. The experience of fear is normal and healthy. It often manifests in three forms: You fight, You flight, Or You Freeze.
Your selflessness, your ability to be there for others when they are in need is a quality sought out by your friends and family. Your caring demeanor, reliability, and trustworthiness are all part of what makes you so special. You enjoy giving and doing for others but frequently struggle with filling up on self-care of your own.
LA living has its perks, we have amazing food, access to sought after entertainment, and endless activities and exploration at our finger tips in a culturally diverse and truly one of a kind city. Although, we have plenty to be grateful for and admire in this city we also encounter our fair share of challenges in keeping up with the demands of professional and personal life. A therapist can be of tremendous support to manage your stress and break free from what continues to bog you down and keep you stuck.
How to help yourself, a friend, a spouse, or your child when anxiety spirals.
It's time for some self-care and nurturing of your own. Take good care of yourself so that you can continue to take care of everything else.
We don't often think to turn to toddlers for emotional guidance, but amuse me if you will on why we should re-examine what they can teach us! As grownups we often forget to return to the basics, and loose ourselves in the hustle and bustle that life tends to throw at us.