Everything You Need To Know About How to Stop Putting So Much Pressure On Yourself

Hello everyone! As we dive into the vibrant energy of summer, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities, social gatherings, and endless to-do lists. While summer brings warmth and joy, it can also amplify the pressure we put on ourselves to make every moment “perfect”. In this blog post we’re going […]

6 Strategies to Help You Overcome Imposter Syndrome

  Do you ever feel like a fraud, despite evidence of your achievements and success? If so, you’re not alone. In 2020 a systematic review of 62 studies evaluated prevalence of imposter syndrome, showing rates as high as 56% to 82% in graduate students, college students, nurses, medical students, and other professions. These numbers are […]

Mental Health and A Dysregulated Nervous System: What You Need To Know

The human nervous system is a complex network that plays a crucial role in regulating our mental health and overall well-being. For individuals grappling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, depression, and stress-related health issues like gut problems, the conversation often centers around a dysregulated nervous system. This blog post aims to demystify the […]

7 Signs of High Functioning Anxiety and How to Get Over It

If you’ve ever found yourself relentlessly chasing perfection, overthinking decisions, or lying awake at night with racing thoughts, you might be experiencing high-functioning anxiety. Unlike its more overt counterparts, high-functioning anxiety often wears a disguise of achievement and relentless drive. Today, we delve into recognizing 7 signs of high functioning anxiety and some strategies to […]

Validation Techniques: Easy Ways to Enhance Self-Worth and Happiness

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Have you ever felt misunderstood, unheard, or dismissed in a conversation? We’ve all been there. But what if there was a way to transform these interactions into meaningful connections? Enter validation. Validation is the key to unlocking better relationships, enhancing communication, and fostering empathy. In this blog post, we’ll explore the power of validation, its […]

Unlock Relaxation: 3 Vagal Nerve Exercises From a Therapist

You may have heard of the vagus nerve before as it’s becoming a bit more of a hot topic- for good reason! The vagus nerve plays a significant role in our autonomic nervous system, and vagus nerve exercises can help us get out of the sympathetic nervous system’s role of keeping us on alert for […]

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Why We Do it

How comparing yourself to others impacts your mental health As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When I first heard this quote it was at a time in my life where I was in graduate school, sorting my way through the world and trying to figure out where I belonged. My […]

From Chaos to Calm: Yoga For Anxiety

As a certified yoga instructor and holistic therapist for a decade, I am a huge advocate of yoga for anxiety management. Clearly, I’m a little biased but for good reason! Yoga has been the subject of various research studies examining its effects on anxiety and stress management. While the results can vary depending on the specific population studied, the type of yoga practiced, and the research methodology, many studies have reported positive outcomes for mental health.