Self-Care Done Wrong

I’m sure you’re seeing it everywhere: Mindfulness! Yoga! Meditation Apps! Treat Yo’Self! Self-Care, Self-Care, Self-Care! Heck, my office is currently located in a yoga studio! I’m all about self-care and holistic wellness. But it recently occurred to me that many of my clients may have a different idea of “self-care” Read more…

The Necessity of Mental Downtime: True or False?

A fascinating article in Scientific American outlines recent neuroimaging research about the necessity of mental downtime, concluding that without exception, mental downtime (identified by neurologists as the utilization of the “Default Mode Network” of neural connections, when a person isn’t actively problem solving or focused on an outcome) is critical to Read more…

‘Psychology Today’ Villifies Narcissists

A new article in Psychology Today makes some sweeping assumptions about individuals with narcissistic tendencies. Penned by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., currently a professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the article makes some scathing generalizations, suggesting that we stereotype, stigmatize, and write-off anyone with narcissistic tendencies: “We know Read more…