Is Happiness Overrated?

Many people come into mental health treatment with the stated goal of “I just want to be happy.”  Of course happiness is a subjective experience but the common element seems to be that if feels good and people want more of it.  But it is only one of myriad experiences on the continuum of human [...]

October 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

Moments of Gratitude

Have you ever been really down and someone told you to “count your blessings” or “look at the bright side”?  Was that helpful?  Many of us can relate to feeling really bad about something only to be invalidated by the “encouragement” of well intentioned loved ones who just want us to see how lucky we [...]

November 11th, 2013|Tags: , , |