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Learn the ways you might be exhibiting imposter syndrome

Signs You Have Imposter Syndrome & How to Overco...

Fake it till you make it. We all know the cliché and the “fake it” part almost comes naturally now. “Make it” is an entirely different story. In fact, for many folks, it may feel like an impossibility. No matter how much they accomplish, they perpetually feel like a fake. This is often a sign…

Use these tips to help you when you're not feeling "good enough"

What to Do if You Never Feel “Good Enough”...

What happens when “good enough” is no longer good enough? In a smartphone/social media universe, even the most mundane, everyday activities become a tacit competition. As a result, we may start believing that no matter what we do, we can’t measure up. Who Decides What is “Good Enough”? On some level, we all realize how…

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Eat The Cookie! Have Some Pie!

The holiday season is upon us! We’ve got some tips to help you cope with the unique food challenges the holiday season brings. The skill of Self Compassion can help you immensely during the holidays. We are often compassionate toward other people, but fail to allow ourselves the same. Practicing self compassion will allow you…

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It Really Is Possible to Get Over Depression: Take Th...

“Get over it!” If you’ve ever heard those words, you know how frustrating it is when others underestimate your struggle. Getting over it isn’t as simple as it sounds, especially when you’re facing depression. The journey to recovery can seem like a mountain looming in front of you. Despite the enormity of the obstacle, it is possible…

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won't Let Go Houston TX

Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Do you always find yourself worrying “what if?” Is it hard for you to turn off your brain and relax because you’re always thinking…and over thinking? Anxiety can come in many forms, and this type, generalized anxiety disorder, affects an estimated three to four percent of the population. While generalized anxiety disorder doesn’t usually lead…

What to Say When a Loved One Experiences Emotional or Physical Pain, Houston, TX

What to Say When a Loved One Experiences Emotional or...

You don’t want to see those that you love in pain, either physical or emotional. However, if this unfortunate situation should arise, you may find yourself wondering how to best approach them and offer your support. How to Support a Loved One in Emotional Pain First, just listen. Understand the issue at hand. There may…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is…

7 Steps Toward Greater Self-Acceptance

7 Steps toward Greater Self-Acceptance

From magazines to TV to billboards on the highway, it seems like everywhere you look, there are messages telling you who to be and how you’re not yet there. From an early age, your family likely influenced you with their own ideas about what success means. You might have learned to hold off on seeing…

reducing self-critical thoughts, houston, tx

4 Questions to Help Reduce Self Critical Thoughts

I often talk about The Wizard of Oz with my clients in that the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion had within what they were desperately searching for while on their journey on the yellow brick road.   We all have tools to become more present, mindful and the ability to lessen our…

depression

Shutting Shame Down

Many of us struggle to feel good enough or worthy enough, which is the struggle with shame. This is an excellent article on the topic.  Resident counselor Joan Mullinax is quoted in the article as well!   Here is a link to the article online http://experiencelife.com/article/shutting-shame-down/ , it is reposted below as well.   For help overcoming or recovering from…

Can You Embrace Your Inner Critic?

The FREE Self-Acceptance Project from Sounds True       No matter how much spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy we’ve undertaken, there is one area where many of us still find ourselves challenged every day: self-acceptance. It seems all too easy to fall into the trap of judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our…

self-compassion

Self-Compassion: How Kind Are You to YOU?

Research shows that self-compassion is linked to life satisfaction. Yet, we’re often kinder to others than we are to ourselves.   How kind are you to YOU?     Are you Self-Compassionate? Take this quiz and find out. Contact one of our counselors for help self-compassion. Our therapists in Houston are available for face to face sessions as…