What’s Up with My Chronic Emotional Overeating?

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Clarifying Emotional Overeating Before we begin, let's just get two things straight: 1. All humans engage in emotional overeating. We often assume it's a bad thing, but it's a human thing. We eat emotionally when we're celebrating someone's birthday with cake. We're not eating because we're hungry for nourishment. We're eating because we're joining in a social pleasure. That's emotional,...[ read more ]

Common Misunderstandings About Living in Miami

The plan is to live in Miami and have an adventure. Maybe you made the decision, because you needed a change, or maybe work twisted your arm to relocate to Miami. Either way, the secret is how to make it work for you. Here are commons misunderstandings about living in Miami:   Misunderstanding #1 You're going to be on the...[ read more ]

What’s the Difference? Psychotherapy, Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Coaching

When you're looking for emotional support in your life, it can be overwhelming to dig through the different types out there. Do you need psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or life coaching? Which one would you even want? Here's a break-down of the similarities and differences between some support you may see online as you shop around for professionals: Psychotherapy Psychotherapy can be...[ read more ]

How to Find a Therapist in Miami

Maybe you have just gone through relocation and moved here from somewhere completely different. Maybe you had a therapist you really connected with back home. Maybe you've never tried therapy before, but something is telling you now is the time. Finding a therapist is not such a simple task. There are a lot of different kinds of degrees and specialties...[ read more ]

What No One Tells You About Therapy (But Should!)

It is said we fear the unknown, which is why many people shy away from receiving therapy. It can be intimidating walking into your therapist’s office for the very first time, not knowing what to expect. On the flip side, some people assume they know everything about therapy and can be quite surprised. The thing is, though therapy is not as stigmatized...[ read more ]

How to Tell if Therapy is Right for You

When it comes to your physical health, it’s pretty easy to know whether or not you need to see a doctor. If you catch a cold, there’s really no need to make an appointment; however, if you break your ankle, you need to immediately get to an emergency room. But when it comes to your mental and emotional health, things...[ read more ]

5 Signs That You Might be Struggling with Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Perhaps you get a bit nervous speaking in front of people or going on a job interview. New situations and new people can definitely give us all the jitters. Yet, for some people, anxiety becomes a frequent and forceful occurrence that completely takes over their lives. Since anxiety comes in many forms, for...[ read more ]

Why Anger is Different from Other Emotions

Of all the emotions, anger is perhaps the one that most people have the hardest time experiencing and accepting. A 2017 survey of 2000 people by the Mental Health Foundation found that 28% of those surveyed were sometimes worried about the level of anger that they feel. While feeling anger can have negative consequences, anger, in general, can move us...[ read more ]

How to Tell if You’re a Highly Sensitive Person

First things first, let's clarify this idea of being "sensitive." In some cultures and sub-cultures (e.g. families, communities, schools) there may have been messages that being "sensitive" means you "can't take a joke", or you get your feelings hurt "too easily" and that's said to the person with a judgemental tone. Being a highly sensitive person, is actually not a...[ read more ]

4 Reasons We Judge Others and How To Be Mindful of It

One of the things most of us are taught as children is to never judge others. “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” And yet, despite our best efforts, many of us fall into the trap over and over again. Why do we do it? Well, first of all, as I often say, nothing is all bad, but let's take...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

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