5 Self-Care Tips to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

There’s often a misconception that if someone is taking care of themselves, they are being selfish. However, there is a big difference between taking care of yourself and being selfish.  This misconception tends to make us shy away from self-preservation.  When you’re trying to manage life along with anxiety and depression, taking care of yourself …

Manage Your Perfectionist Tendencies: 3 Useful Tips

Hi, my name is Karen and I’m a recovering perfectionist. What about you? Are you a perfectionist, a recovering perfectionist, or somewhere in between? Before you answer the question, imagine this scenario: you’re sewing a new dress for a summer wedding and there a few things that aren’t quite right about it. You’ve decided to …

3 Steps to Release Fear and Embrace More Love

When we are born we know nothing but love. But then along the way, fear is introduced. That fear tells us stories about ourselves that disconnects us from that love. And for many, that fear can take over and control us. It replays these stories like “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t succeed” and …

The Habits of Truly Content People

We live in a Social Media World.  In this strange alternate universe we have created in the 2000’s, people regularly share only their best moments, most flattering photos, and give a public highlight reel that features all the good times while omitting the things that aren’t so glamorous.  This pseudo world where everyone is happy …

Claiming Your Happiness Back From the Shame Cycle

We have become a shame-based society.  Evidence of this is playing out in front of our eyes every day on social media.  Here, we see moms shaming other moms, older generations shaming younger ones, conservatives shaming liberals (and vice versa).  The list of shamers and shamees is endless.  What I am exposed to even more, …