New Year, New Decade

Earlier this month, I turned 40! One of the problems with having a birthday so soon after the holidays is you are often too tired to celebrate. My oldest son was born on January 1st which mean that, by the time we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas (I’m Jewish, my husband isn’t), and his birthday day … More New Year, New Decade

What is burnout and how you can start putting out the fire.

Have you ever felt like this? Or this? Those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Everyone has them. Even kids like Alexander. But, when those days stretch to weeks and even months or longer, you may be at risk for burnout. What is burnout? The term was coined in the 1970s by American psychologist, Dr. Herbert Freudenberger. … More What is burnout and how you can start putting out the fire.

Confessions of a recovering perfectionist 1: Embracing imperfections

“To err is human”, right? But then why do we get chastised and scolded by our parents, teachers, bosses, when we make a mistake? And, even worse for our psyche, why do we judge ourselves so harshly? In their book, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, Martin Antony, PhD and Richard Swinson, MD discuss how both our biology (genetic make-up), and … More Confessions of a recovering perfectionist 1: Embracing imperfections