Linden Blog

July 7, 2017

4 Strategies to Overcome Approval-Seeking Patterns

Everyone wants to be accepted and well-liked.  We are social creatures who crave connection with others, whether it’s one special person at a time or a whole group of friends.  But there is a difference between feeling accepted for who you are and needing to put on a false front for others’ approval.  True acceptance […]

June 22, 2017

Allowing Yourself to Feel Bad is the Key to Feeling Better

“The more you hide your feelings, the more they show. The more you deny your feelings, the more they grow.” – Unknown No one seeks out opportunities to feel distress.  Yet hardships seem to find us all at one point or another.  Whether it’s a relationship that has become unhealthy, a job that’s not fulfilling, […]

June 8, 2017

Making the Most Out of Major Life Transitions

Ready or not, we all go through major transitions throughout our lives.  At some point we may leave home, get new jobs, leave jobs, start relationships, end relationships, have children, move, face health challenges, and let go of people we love.  Each transition comes with its own set of challenges.  By the very nature of […]

May 25, 2017

Summer Survival Guide for Parents to Avoid Boredom, Stress, & Burnout

It’s summertime!  Many parents anticipate summer break with a feeling of excitement and freedom, looking forward to lazy mornings spent sleeping in and relaxed evenings without homework pressures.  Released from the structure and schedule of the academic calendar, the whole family can look forward to fun activities at a more leisurely pace.  Maybe… The novelty of […]

April 26, 2017

Reduce Your Suffering by Challenging Your Irrational Thoughts

If you’ve ever wondered what is at the root of so much unnecessary suffering, look no further than your own thoughts.  Specifically, look closely at the irrational thoughts you habitually engage in.  During times of stress, most of us find ourselves in a familiar pattern of negative self talk which is based on these irrational thoughts.  Psychologists have identified two […]