Grappling With the Unknown

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The unknown has been on my mind a lot lately for various reasons, some of which, surprisingly, are not about the context of the world and the United States at large. "The unknown" is a common theme in therapy. Will I find love in my life? Should I take this job? Was it the right choice to move here? What's...[ 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

people walking in crosswalk downtown as if they're walking into the unknown

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 ]

5 Steps To Work On Your Co-dependence

Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one’s emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have difficulty stepping away from a dysfunctional relationship? These are some of the symptoms of codependency. Codependent people look for external...[ read more ]

 

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