Thoughts on loneliness, how it really is a shared experience, and how to keep going even when it feels like it will never change.
Experiences common to people don't start when we reach adulthood. Let's remember that our kids struggle with the same things we do, and that it's our job to help them navigate those experiences well.
Thoughts on how language really matters in the face of suffering. Reflections on the idea that 'everything happens for a reason.'
Don't know where to start? Sabrina summarizes the mental health scene in the city in one handy PDF.
Thoughts for the new year. Embracing a shift toward pursuing intentional movements towards growth rather than setting lofty pass/fail goals.
We are wired to avoid pain. Sometimes though, our best efforts to stay out of trouble result in new and different injuries. Learning to be gracious with ourselves, and assuming we're doing our best to stay safe, can be a step in moving towards building new skills and strategies that have less destructive long term outcomes.
In spite of having living parents, sometimes our need for safe and soft landing spaces still aren't met. This can leave folks identifying more closely with those whose parents have passed on.
For some people, safety can actually be an unfamiliar and triggering experience. Even if it's something they desperately want. The very thing they want to work towards, feeling safe in their body, in relationships, and in the world is something that at the onset of therapy often feels less safe than the comfort of danger.
The stories we tell ourselves aren't always rooted in fact.
There are emotional risks and consequences associated with every action or inaction, and sometimes these risks make staying in awful situations or staying locked into seemingly destructive behaviours the safer emotional choice.