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    March 19, 2015

    When we walk through life there are certain emotions that have the ability to take over our perspectives and influence our decision making.  Recently, the most common emotion client's have walked into my office struggling with is fear.  Whether it be fear of change, a fear that's surfaced from a lack of confidence or fear associated with past pain.  Nonetheless, a fear that impedes growth and many times prevents prog...

    April 29, 2014

    If you're single and in your mid to late twenties or beyond, do you really need to be reminded by close friends and loved ones about your unhitched status? With traditional societal views still impacting the perceptions of some and in some cultures impacting the perceptions of many, single individuals come to therapy often times unsure of why they're so unhappy with flying solo. From decreased self-esteem to falling...

    April 25, 2014

    With Lupita Nyong'o being recognized by People Magazine as 2014's most beautiful person, society's basis for beauty just got broader. There are so many women out there that struggle with their appearance and the pursuit of ultimate beauty, Lupita herself during an award speech admitted to feeling as a young girl that she'd never be what Hollywood considered beautiful. It's a big deal when what is perceived as impossi...

    March 17, 2014

    There's a certain "I can do anything," feeling that comes with being confident. Where most of us get stuck is in trying to connect with our more assertive and confident selves. From insecurities to negative self-talk, a lot of the time we are the ones getting in the way of us really believing in ourselves and achieving what we'd like to accomplish.

     

    There's no doubt that negative experiences influence our perceptions,...

    March 13, 2014

    Does a successful woman really have to be synonymous with a single woman? For years women have been fighting to get equal rights in the workforce, but unfortunately the very same women reaping the benefits of having successful careers have seen a decline in their love lives. This certainly isn't true for every woman that has a successful career, but definitely speaks to the experiences of many women in big cities whe...

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