Resilience

  • Happiness
    Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Dislike Yourself So Much. Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Dislike Yourself So Much.

    Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Dislike Yourself So Much.

Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Dislike Yourself So Much.

This year I started asking my clients three questions at the end of every counseling session.   (more…)

By |January, 8th, 2023|Behavior Change, Habit Change, Happiness, Resilience, Self-Care, Self-Development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Dislike Yourself So Much.
  • parent-adult child estrangement
    Blindsided by Estrangement: Can You Love Your Child Right Out of Your Life? Blindsided by Estrangement: Can You Love Your Child Right Out of Your Life?

    Blindsided by Estrangement: Can You Love Your Child Right Out of Your Life?

Blindsided by Estrangement: Can You Love Your Child Right Out of Your Life?

Blindsided by Estrangement:  Can You Love Your Child Right Out Of Your Life? 

Abuse? Neglect? It’s easy to understand why an adult child decides to have nothing to do with a parent who subjected them to either.

Parental alienation from a messy divorce? When kids are forced to choose sides, it’s no surprise that adult-child estrangement is an unfortunate […]

  • Best Therapist Louisville
    How to Have a Breakthrough Without Going Through a Breakdown How to Have a Breakthrough Without Going Through a Breakdown

    How to Have a Breakthrough Without Going Through a Breakdown

How to Have a Breakthrough Without Going Through a Breakdown

 

“Why do you keep going back if it’s making you feel worse?” my boyfriend asked.

We were talking about one of the most unsettling experiences of my young adult life — don’t laugh — psychotherapy.

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By |January, 24th, 2022|Resilience|Comments Off on How to Have a Breakthrough Without Going Through a Breakdown
  • Jan Anderson Louisville
    Estranged: When Holidays Hurt Estranged: When Holidays Hurt

    Estranged: When Holidays Hurt

Estranged: When Holidays Hurt

Whether it’s low contact or no contact, the holidays can be some of the hardest days of the year for parents estranged from a son or daughter. (more…)

By |December, 7th, 2021|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Estranged: When Holidays Hurt
  • Therapy Louisville
    The Upside of a Self-Absorbed Mother The Upside of a Self-Absorbed Mother

    The Upside of a Self-Absorbed Mother

The Upside of a Self-Absorbed Mother

Along with all the downsides, I consider myself fortunate to have grown up with a self-absorbed mother. (My father was, too, but that’s another story.)

If you’ve ever seen a Tennessee Williams play, you’d recognize my mother right away. Whether it’s Blanche DuBois, Maggie the Cat, or Amanda Wingfield, my mother was a mashup of them all. Like all these […]

By |May, 11th, 2021|Resilience|Comments Off on The Upside of a Self-Absorbed Mother
  • Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

    Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Thinking about suicide is not a very good predictor of a suicide attempt. Thinking about suicide isn’t even one of the eight big risk factors for a suicide attempt. (more…)

By |September, 12th, 2020|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide
  • parent-adult child estrangement
    When Mother’s Day Hurts When Mother’s Day Hurts

    When Mother’s Day Hurts

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Whether it’s low contact or no contact, Mother’s Day is one of the hardest days of the year for mothers estranged from a son or daughter. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the current epidemic of estrangement from an adult child, it’s this. The ordinarily reliable norms and guidelines we use to navigate any other interpersonal breakdown successfully […]

By |May, 10th, 2020|Resilience|Comments Off on When Mother’s Day Hurts
  • Covid Louisville
    Boost Your Coping Skills with Both/And Thinking: The Pandemic and Beyond Boost Your Coping Skills with Both/And Thinking: The Pandemic and Beyond

    Boost Your Coping Skills with Both/And Thinking: The Pandemic and Beyond

Boost Your Coping Skills with Both/And Thinking: The Pandemic and Beyond

Right after 9/11, my mentors, Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone wrote about their decision to make the three thousand mile drive from New York to their home in northern California. During their literally “from sea to shining sea” journey, they described how they saw everything from outpourings of unity, caring and generosity, to overt signs of hatred and calls […]

By |April, 6th, 2020|Resilience|Comments Off on Boost Your Coping Skills with Both/And Thinking: The Pandemic and Beyond