Author: Jennifer Twardowski

11 Signs You’re a Highly Sensitive Person

Has anyone ever told you that you’re sensitive or shy?  Do you have busy days and, by the end of the day, find yourself totally wiped out to the point that all you want to do is rest? Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a very normal trait.  The trait, which is traditionally referred …

The Fear of Intimacy

The other day a few colleagues of mine were discussing intimacy on a lunch break.  The one had his own therapy group that was focused on the topic of intimacy and he was expressing his distress in how often people sign up for the groups on topics like “anxiety”, “depression” and “grief” but few wanted …

What Therapy Isn’t — and What It Is

So you’ve taken the plunge to try out therapy. For anyone who makes the decision to go to therapy for the first time, I very much so honor and respect your ability to take the leap. For many, it’s not easy to do so. It’s hard to look at what’s going on in your life, …

Grief: A mysterious process of healing

Grief is a unique experience. Unlike major depression, social anxiety, OCD, addiction and PTSD, we have all experienced (or will experience) it at some point in our lives. Whether it is the loss of a friend, a family member, a partner, a pet, a job, or a home, grief is a by-product of the loss. …

10 Myths About “Healthy” Relationships

As originally published on MindBodyGreen. Each one of us carries ideas around about what a healthy relationship looks like or “should” look like. This typically comes from our upbringing, the relationships we see around us, and more. Yet these common beliefs about “healthy” relationships often create and reinforce stereotypes, many of which can do more …