Quieting the Inner Critic With Self-Compassion

Written by Colette Mrazek, M.Ed., R.C.C. Illustration by Sean Maxey It's happened to all of us. There we were, an innocent young kid, trying to learn something new or struggling with a task and someone attempts to encourage us by being the tough-guy: "Oh come on, it's not that hard! Why can't you just focus? You're not even trying! You can't do anything right!" Maybe [...]

Living with High Functioning Anxiety

I really related to this piece by Sarah Schuster.  I know many of you will as well: http://themighty.com/2016/06/living-with-high-functioning-and-hidden-anxiety/

“The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown

A humorous talk by researcher Brene Brown that explains why we need to lean into uncomfortable emotions and how this will lead to more connection, joy and meaning in our lives: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

Phrases to Use to Calm an Anxious Child

Helpful resource by Renee Jain for caregivers to use when their children are feeling anxious: http://www.positive-parents.org/2016/05/49-phrases-to-calm-and-anxious-child.html

Esther Perel on Infidelity

The new reality of infidelity:   http://www.salon.com/2016/04/29/grief_sedated_by_orgasm_orgasm_heightened_by_grief_beyonce_lemonade_and_the_new_reality_of_infidelity/

Positive Shift: Exercises for Anxiety vs Depression

A helpful article by Tim Begley, a local Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist who owns Positive Shift Personal Training Studio: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BcFk2J2PRuVvBCYhJMiG2SEZbxRglbuL4UqJO-8RFQo/edit