We’ve all heard it- someone saying they are “so OCD” about something.
“I’m so OCD about my closet! Everything just must be hung up and orderly.”
“Ugh. She’s OCD about her make up. It takes her forever to get ready.”
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not an adjective.
It is a mental health diagnosis- one that is often a part of our everyday vernacular, misunderstood, ...READ MORE »
In the Internal Family Systems model of therapy, the main concept is that we have a core “Self,” in addition to many parts that develop to protect and manage our internal worlds. These parts are your various inner voices or “sides” of you that come out in different situations. We can recognize that symptoms come from parts of us that ...READ MORE »
With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be spending time catching up with friends and family members. In addition to the time we spend together, our communication within these relationships is our path to closeness and connection. Combining families, planning travel logistics, navigating political conversations, dealing with kids’ behaviors and inevitable sicknesses that are going around ...READ MORE »
This blog post is a followup to last week’s post on THE Parenting “AHA.” It outlines Galinsky’s Stages of Parent Development (plus two of my own suggestions) and aligns it with Erickson’s Stage Theory of Child Development. Why is this important to side-by-side? Because we grow as parents alongside our children as they grow. When we are thoughtful about ...READ MORE »