self-care Archives : Kate Murphy Therapy
Kate Murphy, LMSW specializes in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression, and provides couples therapy including premarital counseling in the Atlanta metro area of Norcross, GA at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy.
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self-care Tag

You've made it through Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Now Christmas which has an intense focus on merriment, joy, and family togetherness. If you're celebrating Christmas this year and you're grieving, it's really hard. You want to be happy, but you aren't feeling...

My mother's companion of 30 years died recently. Mom and Ken met when she was 50 and he was 64. She moved in with him when she retired and they lived together for 17 years. They traveled around the world,...

Making time to take care of ourselves is challenging in a society that awards being busy with a badge of honor. I like to think that I have become much better at managing my own self-care. Then, I got the...

Almost 43% of persons with severe depressive symptoms reported serious difficulties in work, home, and social activities. Symptoms include fatigue, irritability, distraction, loss of sex drive, and hopelessness. Depression lifts eventually for most people. I know it feels bad and...

Career burnout sucks the life out of life. In fact, it was recently accepted as a formal diagnosis by the World Health Organization. You may feel intense physical and mental exhaustion that does not go away with a vacation or...

Everybody's working for the weekend, sung rock band Loverboy. This was mostly true in 1981 when Loverboy penned their infamous rock anthem. Now it's not so clear-cut. The modern work environment is uber-convenient and invasive to personal time. You're working...

Deciding to go to therapy can be a tough decision. You may have thought about it. Others may have suggested it. For those who are a little controlling and impatient (i.e., anxious & stressed out), it can be hard to...

I meditate less often than I would like. I've mentioned in past blogs that my days are better when I meditate for 10 to 30 minutes in the morning. I'm more focused and less likely to get wrapped up in...

I began meditating around 20 years ago. I was looking for peace in my mind and piece of mind in dealing with a very demanding work schedule. I found both. Of course, my practice waxed and waned over the years...

I learned about Dr. Kristin Neff's research on self-compassion in graduate school. I was searching for a method to help clients with their harsh self-criticism. The self-criticism that I was hearing over and over in session hurt my heart. Of course,...