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How to Spot Passive-Aggressive Behavior

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How to Spot Passive-Aggressive Behavior

There was a time when the phrase passive-aggressive was rarely uttered among non-psychologists. But it’s a phrase that is mentioned often these days. The problem is, passive-aggressive behavior is almost so common, that it’s hard for people to pinpoint what that behavior looks like exactly. Do you know any passive-aggressive people? Chances are you do. But do you know the...[ read more ]

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Us Better Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

Most human beings have implicit biases. And that’s okay, as long as we are aware of them and aware of how our attitudes affect others. In the United States, black people have lived through a long history of violence and social injustice. With the recent deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, the Black Lives Matter movement has organized many...[ read more ]

Cracking Under Social Isolation – Tips for improving your mental, physical & spiritual wellbeing

"All of humanity's problems stem from the man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." - Blaise Pascal It's been five months since most of us have lived our lives secluded in our homes. What once was an amazing reminder of slowing down & "focusing on what really matters," has now begun to feel oppressive. Without our daily ability to...[ read more ]

White Racist Air

"The deepest expression of white privilege is that a part of our village is hurting, & they are forced to try to save their lives & for white people responding to this pain feels optional.” - Tara Brach I have felt the looming presence of this blog post. This felt heavy as I was active in the thick of realizing...[ read more ]

Emotional & Psychological Abuse – Physical Abuses’ Savvier Cousin

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. - Maya Angelou Due to COVID-19 & our shelter-in-place orders, I began to notice my female clients & patients disclosing painful realities about their home life. They weren’t discussing fear that their physical safety was in jeopardy. Instead, they...[ read more ]

Resisting the Urge to Clap Back

“A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.” - Gary Zukav Nothing pisses off a practicing Buddhist more than when her husband calls out, “that’s not very Zen of you!” It can be so hard to navigate people who know...[ read more ]

Gaslighting You to Crazy

We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try to silence us, we offer you two words: TIME’S UP.” - Janelle Monae Have you ever found yourself in a scenario where you felt the truth was skewed by another person? Maybe a family member or an intimate partner? During the #Metoo movement I became...[ read more ]

Hi, My Name is Sadie & I’m an Al-Anonic

“You either walk inside your story & own it or your stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.” - Dr. Brene Brown I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting about five years ago. During this time, I had attempted to micromanage my partner’s sobriety and he mentioned that maybe I could use a meeting of my own. They...[ read more ]

Thank U, Next

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. A few weeks ago, everything I thought to be my worries and problems evaporated. A few weeks ago, my husband received test results about his heart that were deeply concerning. In an instant, his, and our lives were turned upside down. Thoughts ran through our minds...[ read more ]

The Essential A, B, C’s: Assertion, Boundaries & Clarity

“‘No’ might make them angry. But it will make you free.” - Nayyirah Waheed Becoming assertive, creating boundaries, and being impeccable with your speech is a skill that you learn. I and presumably other women, struggle with wanting to please others and always be liked. It is uncomfortable when you begin this journey. There will be moments when a person...[ read more ]