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The Truth About Forgiveness
– Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC Forgiveness is an elusive creature. We may find it difficult to give when we have been wronged by others, choosing instead to cling on to painful emotions of anger, resentment and blame. And when we are the transgressor, we yearn for forgiveness to extinguish our guilt, regret and remorse. And yet there are still other times ... Read More...Read More
No, You’re Actually Not “So OCD”
– Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC “I’m so OCD!” “That’s just my OCD!” These phrases probably sound familiar—people often mistakenly assume they are describing behaviors they believe are synonymous with being a “perfectionist” or a “germaphobe”. For example, you might hear somebody say, “I’m OCD about dishesI can’t sleep until they are all washed and put away.” These remarks usually come ... Read More...Read More
Do You Have Unhealthy Boundaries?
by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC Setting boundaries is an important, but often misunderstood, tool. Some people think boundaries are only needed in extreme scenarios where physical or emotional abuse is occurring. Other people may believe they have good boundaries when in reality they are putting up walls or avoid asserting their own wishes and preferences out of fear as being seen ... Read More...Read More
Why Are You So Stressed Out?
by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC Many people wonder if the amount of stress they are experiencing is “normal”. They look to the person next to them and think “hmm, that guy looks pretty happyam I happy enough? Should I be more worried about the fact that I’m not as happy as that guy?” Before they know it, they begin to ... Read More...Read More
The Holiday Season: Expectation vs. Reality
by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC The holiday season is filled with expectations. Fueled by idyllic scenes depicted in movies and social media postings, our imaginations can run wild with ideas of how things should be. Annoyingly, how things should be is rarely how things actually are. Don’t stress if you feel that things aren’t going right for you this season. ... Read More...Read More