I recently had the opportunity to discuss how moms can build resilience during the pandemic with Lindsay Aerts of The Mom Show. Living through a pandemic can increase stress and anxiety as moms face challenges such as canceled plans, loss of childcare, and isolation. Resilience is what helps us get through these and other difficult situations.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss aspirational shame in mothers with Katy and Valerie of “The Motherhood Tribe” podcast. Aspirational shame is a topic I’ve written about for many years and refers to the feelings of guilt or unworthiness that some women experience when they have desires or ambitions outside of their home and family life.
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Todd Sylvester of the Beliefcast Podcast to discuss my personal and professional journey. As a private practitioner, I have worked primarily with women but have helped all different clients with topics like emotional management, differentiation of self, how to care for yourself and your family, and assertiveness in relationships.
Have you ever tried to mind read someone or were convinced you understood their feelings without even asking them? If you do this in your primary relationship, your thoughts may be sabotaging things! Here is a quick strategy to make sure your thoughts aren’t hurting your relationship.
As the founder and executive director of Wasatch Family Therapy for over sixteen years now, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to be successful in business. If you have an idea in your head for a business or are currently operating your own company, here are 4 P’s of Entrepreneurship:
Abuse is a tough topic to talk about, but it’s so important that we know signs to watch out for. While physical abuse is easy to identify, emotional abuse can be more subtle but can be just as damaging (while most everyone has mistreated their partner at times, we are talking about repeated and consistent behavior). Here are some signs of emotional abuse in marriage:
Sometimes it seems like the more your child grows, the more of a challenge it is to keep them safe. Today’s digital age has presented a host of issues, from selfies to sexting to cyberbullying, that previous generations of parents never even had to think of—let alone address with their children.
I recently sat down with the hosts of “Good Things Utah” to discuss a concern in family life that many, many women seem to experience: the division of household labor.
Healthy communication is the key to long-lasting relationships. It can be bliss to have warm feelings toward our children, our friends, and our spouses, but what happens when a problem arises that necessitates communicating about difficult things? Some individuals may brush their feelings aside in the hopes of avoiding “stirring the pot,” while others may become so overwhelmed with frustration, anger, or sadness that they lose control and have an emotional outburst. The truth is that neither of these approaches are effective in addressing or solving concerns in relationships. Read more