By: Jennifer Seip If you have ever been to couples therapy, then you have probably heard of The Five Love Languages. Since being published, Gary Chapman has sold over 13 million copies. But what are they in the first place? How do you find out what your language is? Lastly, why are they so important? […]

Communication

The Five Love Languages

By: Jennifer Seip Let’s talk about Toxic Shame. What comes to your mind when you think of it? For me, it’s a dark, sinking feeling in my gut. My breathing gets shallow and I want to spend all day curled up in bed, alone, by myself. For others, it’s raging adrenaline. Their heart feels like […]

Anxiety

Toxic Shame: How To Overcome It

Are you a people-pleaser? People-pleasing is a way to receive validation through external stimuli. Many of us learn to people-please from a young age. It happens when our care-takers give us positive feedback, only when, we do something that benefits them. Usually this occurs in a home where there is a lot of emotional neglect. […]

Anxiety

3 Tips To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

Hello all, As the pandemic continues onward and our world becomes more uncertain each day, I’d like to share some thought’s that I’ve been having. First, I want to thank you. Each week you bravely tell me the stories of your lives. We sit on our computers and talk about the things you cannot change, […]

Anxiety

July 2020 Thoughts

“If I was truly happy with myself, then I wouldn’t feel like I need other people,” is something I hear all the time. As a society, we’ve been taught that the thermometer for happiness lies partly with being able to be without other people during moments of distress. Taking care of ourselves comes in the […]

Communication

Support Systems and Why You Need Them

By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT   Do you know when it’s okay to keep something hidden from your partner?  Many believe that in a romantic relationship, there shouldn’t be anything hidden. But how close is too close? When should you disclose information and when should it be kept to yourself? In this article, I am referring […]

Communication

Secrets Versus Privacy

Click this link to watch my video all about seasonal depression! Has anyone else been thinking that this winter has been way too long? Every year around this time, I start to get really antsy for a vacation in a warm place. Specific symptoms of SAC that resonate with me are: feeling tired, lack motivation, […]

Anxiety

Yes, Seasonal Depression Is A Real Thing!

Click Here For My Vlog To Learn All About Your Obsession With Individual Growth! I LOVE growth. I love seeing growth in others and I love experiencing and achieving growth myself. It’s one of the reasons I chose this profession. Yet, have you ever asked yourself if you’re pushing too hard to try and change […]

Attachment

Are You Obsessed With Individual Growth? Find Out If You’re Trying To Fix What’s Not Broken

Yesterday, my husband and I were talking and the topic of insecurity came up. More specifically, insecure attachment. Quickly into our conversation we realized that we had two different definitions of what it means to feel insecure in a relationship. So today I think it would be nice to break down what attachment is in […]

Attachment

Insecure Attachment: What You Should Know

Hi everyone! If you don’t feel like reading, click this link for my full video! The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet You had to know this was coming. Eventually, I was going to write about my dog/best friend, Jamo, (Short for Jamison.) My love for her runs deep through my veins and […]

Trauma

For Those of You Who Are Animal Lovers… The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet

What do you think of when I refer to someone who is mentally strong? Unlike some opinions, raising a mentally strong child does not mean teaching them to suppress their emotions. It’s also not about teaching someone to not care, or to only look out for themselves. Raising a mentally strong person requires being mentally […]

Parenthood

6 Strategies for Raising A Mentally Strong Kid

By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA   click here for my video! Grief is sad. Grief is scary. Furthermore, grief is confusing. If you’ve experienced grief yourself,  for someone you once knew, a family member, a friend, a lost loved one, or you’ve experienced it in the form of a break up or move, the you […]

Communication

How To Help A Person Who Is Grieving