Psychology Insights: Self Criticism to Self Compassion

WHY ARE WE SO HARD ON OURSELVES? Great question! One that I’m asked often. And one that I often ask myself. PSYCHOLOGY INSIGHTSWhat causes this behaviour? The answer is multifaceted and includes several factors including how we were parented (when internalized superego and conscience first develops) and eventually how we parent ourselves. For example: When something... Continue Reading →

May Hope Rise Within You

Wishing everyone an extra dose of hope + optimism at the start of this brand new month of May.  Paradoxically, I have never felt so close to friends, family, and strangers since social distancing began. 8 billion people experiencing the same global event, at the same time – together.  May we continue to connect on […]

The Power of Breathing Space: You are Safe

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zRSQw-LjU8k Every time we take a long deep breath, we are telling our bodies that we are safe. Each breath connecting our mind, body, and heart. Bringing us back to present time. Breathing Techniques To Try Follow Your Breath Become aware of each inhalation and exhalation. Focus on the sensations you feel as air passes... Continue Reading →

Delaying Gratification Doubles The Reward

Is it worth the wait? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXZvf2_UHJ0 Reflection Questions 1. Do you consider yourself a patient person, an impatient person, or an impulsive person? Give situational examples for each. For example: You may be more patient at work, but not at home. You may be able to control your impulses when it comes to food, but... Continue Reading →

EMPOWERING THOUGHTS

Choose the THOUGHTS that emPOWER you today. It takes one word one thought one mantra to shift our mind from pain to power. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wIK91yKh0Zo What will your empowering thought be this week? I’d love to know. Share your WORD in comments below ⤵️ Related Post: Empowering Conversations Thanks for visiting my psychology blog! Dr. D... Continue Reading →

How we talk to ourselves matters.

How we talk to ourselves matters tremendously. Particularly in the eye of the storm. Having a “go to” mantra in times of stress helps. Especially in the uncomfortable (agonizing) moments between stress and strength. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAotUT2eAY Video of Blog Post ⇒ Click Here A mantra that has helped me over the years is imagining myself: g... Continue Reading →

One Minute Meditation | Stress to Growth Reframing

“To make the growth choice instead of the fear choice a dozen times a day is to move a dozen times a day towards self-actualization.” Re-imagine stressful moments as growth moments. Opportunities moving you one step, one breath, one moment closer to your dreams. One thought debilitates. The other levitates. 🍃  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ucdU7URx5g I hope you... Continue Reading →

Enhancing well-being during the holidays

Do you find Christmas holidays stressful? If you’re anything like me (and Santa Claus), you answered yes. Something I wrote about in the December issue of The DRIVE magazine. Including the benefits of leaning into difficult emotions. Because the more we try to fight discomfort, the longer it lasts. "The root of all suffering is attachment." Buddha Stop... Continue Reading →

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