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Normalizing the Postpartum Journey: Giving Voice to Life as a New Mom

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In my practice as a Denver psychologist, many mothers report shame, confusion and upset about their experience of anxiety, worry, depression, and difficulty connecting after their new baby arrives. A variety of questions arise alongside these feelings that are difficult to discuss. Below, you’ll find some of the top issues that surface with this unique population of women and practices we can use to support new mothers who might be struggling.

I haven’t immediately fallen in love with my new baby.”

While most prenatal books prepare women for the euphoric rush of the moment of birth and days afterwards, some women don’t immediately feel such strong feelings, and many feel ...

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How Dating Changes: 20s, 30s & Beyond

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There’s no getting around it. As we age, dating changes. Instead of lamenting the loss of your 20s mentality, lets celebrate why this is actually good news.

Contrary to your waistline, hang-over recovery time, and grown-up expenses likely increasing in your 30s, the time your relationships last have unfortunately (or fortunately) shortened.

Ever think to yourself or hear your friends say, “My relationships don’t seem to last as long as they used to. Two or three months and then *poof* it’s over. I don’t understand. I remember dating for years in my 20s. Has dating changed that much?”

The short answer is “Yes, it has.” Dating in your 30s is wildly different than ...

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Loving Better this Valentine's Day with Love Languages

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Valentine’s Day. Two words that can conjure up a whole host of feelings that run the spectrum from joy to dread. What’s certain is that Valentine’s Day will most definitely make  you think of one 4-letter word: LOVE.

As a Denver relationship therapist, I witness stories daily that remind me how love is the most elusive, confusing, and sought-after feeling on the planet. We have a lifelong obsession with looking for and understanding this complex experience. What could be better than uncovering how love shows up in our lives and in the lives of those closest to us by understanding unique love languages?

 

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Winter Self Care: 7 Tips for the Winter Blues

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Does winter have you worn down, unmotivated, blue, tired, and/or restless?

 

Winter is classically the time of year when people tend to hibernate, rest, and reflect. If you are fortunate to live in a place like Colorado where we experience four distinct seasons, there is a sense of appreciation for winter, even if it’s not the most beloved season. The contrast of the bitter cold winter air and snowy conditions often makes the playful seasons of springtime and summer all the more brilliant.

ALL self care starts by establishing boundaries. Because winter can sometimes pose an extra challenge, it’s a great time to set aside ...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Change The Story, Change Your Relationships

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If you want a brighter future in life (and dating!) start by looking inward. The stories we tell ourselves impact everything… and we do mean everything.


The stories we tell ourselves are powerful, so powerful that they have the power to change the course of our future. Find out how to harness this power to change the course of your dating and relationships in 2016 and future years.

“I know Adam is not calling me back because I text him back too quickly, he must think I am too needy. I say all the wrong things. I never should have talked to him about ...

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Reflection Checklist - Take Inventory of Your Life

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As a Denver psychologist specializing in dating, relationship, and divorce issues, I regularly witness the power of active reflection as a personal development tool used to fully move forward. It’s critical to do so at any turning point in life -- the new year, a change in jobs, the close of a relationship, or moving into a new home. These times of transition are periods when we intuitively integrate past experiences into lessons, and commit to changes that continue to support our health and ...

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Making Resolutions Stick

January. It's the time of year when we have a universal clean slate to start again, begin anew, and reset.

As a clinical psychologist in Denver, I regularly incorporate goal-setting, resolutions, and commitments into my work with clients. During this time of year, I witness a heightened motivation and greater desire to change patterns and behaviors for a population dedicated to self-development and improvement.

Below you'll find four steps I share with clients and friends to prepare for ...

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