I know it comes as no surprise that racism and discriminatory acts toward Black and other racially ethnic groups have a longstanding history in our country. At Silver Linings Psych, we strive to be an important part of the dialogue, ask the difficult questions, approach our work with curiosity, and align ourselves with doing our […]
The current unrest in our country has hit close to home and brought on a range of emotions for so many of us. When combined with the effects of the current pandemic and the 24/7 news coverage, the days can certainly be draining, frustrating, upsetting, and scary on so many levels during these extraordinarily difficult times, […]
As spiritual exercises like meditation and yoga rise in popularity, the concept of mantras has become more familiar. A mantra is a phrase you use in meditation to help you focus and create an intent that will be a positive driving force in your life. As you repeat the mantra during meditation, either out loud […]
If creating an authentic life were easy, everyone would be doing it. Sadly, life has a way of pushing us off track, having us focus on extrinsic motivations as opposed to our intrinsic desires and dreams. Why does this happen? When we’re young, no one really tells us the importance of living authentically. We’re told […]
Fear of failure causes us to put the brakes on our life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at all, or we subconsciously undermine our own efforts to avoid an even bigger failure. Without question, fear of failure is immobilizing and, when we allow it to dictate our choices and sit […]
The origin of many human behaviors can be batted around in the nature/nurture debate. But when it comes to self-esteem, we know with absolute certainty there are always external causes of it. No child is born with low self-esteem; rather self-critical thought patterns develop over time as a result of external stimuli and input from […]
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