Mindfully Overcoming Thinking Traps

“We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.” ~ Pema Chödrön I recognize that I am wasting my time fighting a battle that I can’t win but how do I stop? This is a very common question I am asked in my role as Counseling Psychologist.  And a...

Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Acknowledge common humanity- we all screw up.  We all make mistakes.  We all let people that we know and love down.  We do it on many occasions.  And so does everyone...

Mindful Tips for Leaving Cert Success

He who has a why… can bear almost any how. ~ Fredrick Nietzsche Exams are such a stressful time for so many people.  Here are some tips that can be applied to any exam, and are particularly relevant to those preparing to sit the Leaving Cert. 1.     Be mindful of...