Venting Versus Proactive Guidance

Venting Versus Proactive Guidance

Venting vs. Proactive Guidance! I've developed a bit of a bad habit - when I have something on my brain, when I overthink, when something bothers me….I tend to spill my guts - in most cases, to 5 or 6 different people! Because I have a bit of a pre-existing tendency to feel like a [...]

Emotional Modesty: Minimizing Emotional Needs to Avoid Conflict

Reading Time: 8 minutes "As a child, what was your sense of emotional needs versus your parent's reactions?" One afternoon Karla, my therapist, asked me this question. I immediately launched into how my mom was a single parent and was always making sure us kids got to our activities on time, were fed, looked presentable [...]