. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”

—Steve Furtick

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

―Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

Happiness Alert

Afraid, sad, mad, frustrated and just plain overwhelmed.

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These are the key words I hear from my friends, family, and clients when that familiar buzz or ping comes from the rectangle box in our pocket or purse.

What was a modern marvel of connection and tools to simplify life, has … read more

Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday Gift-Giving

 by Tammy Dorff, Psy.D.

The holidays are upon us.  Stores and streets are decorated.  The big sales have begun.  There are reminders all around that now is the time to go out and spend lots of money on gifts for the ones we love.

How we handle this … read more

Stress At Work

Coming back from summer vacation, many people realize how stressed or dissatisfied they truly are at their job. Rather than the vacation providing a break to come back stronger, they realize how toxic the water they have been swimming in truly is. Sometimes summer is a stress at work because … read more