Gaslighting is a form of abuse when another person denies what you are experiencing and states this denial in a way that makes you think you might be crazy. Common gaslighting phrases are: Are you sure your memory is correct? I never said that. You’re being too sensitive. That never happened. You’re imagining it. It’s your fault. I'm only kidding. And so many, many other phrases that all signify that something is wrong with you. Gaslighting is a way of contro … [Read more...] about Are You a Victim of Gaslighting?
Some days are just a "one piece in the puzzle kind of day"! A client was sitting on the couch in front of me. She sighed and said, “Some days are just a one piece in the puzzle kind of day!” I laughed out loud – what a wonderful metaphor. I could totally wrap my brain around the concept. I also loved that it felt successful. Even if you only accomplish one thing in a day, that one thing can be mighty significant. The concept came to her as she navigated her way through a series of li … [Read more...] about One Piece in the Puzzle
Believe it or not, many famous people also suffer from Social Anxiety. Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lawrence, Britney Spears, and Adele are a few celebrities who have admitted having this condition. The issue with Social Anxiety is that you feel like you are the only one in the entire world who is suffering with it -- in other words, you feel alone. You are not alone! In fact, Social Anxiety affects some 15 million American adults and usually starts in our teen … [Read more...] about Social Anxiety – Does it keep you from enjoying life?