Anna Malles

5 Reasons Why You’re Stuck in a Toxic Relationship

If you are experiencing any kind of domestic abuse, help is available.  National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 Text START to 88788 Chat https://www.thehotline.org/ My client sits on the couch across from me with a pained expression. She and her partner...

Try this One Exercise to Accept Your Feelings

Acceptance is one of the most important skills you can master regarding your mental health. Whether you're learning how to live with grief, getting back into dating after a breakup, learning a new skill, working on your fitness goals, or assessing your strengths...

Anxiety vs Panic Attack: What you Need to Know

Have you ever worried about the way you worry? Worry is a normal part of life. But how can you determine if it’s gotten out of hand and it’s grown into something bigger like anxiety or panic? Worry can be overwhelming, isolating, terrifying, draining, and is often...

Why You Avoid Conflict and What to Do About It

Are you ever worried about rocking the proverbial boat? Do you find yourself feeling unsatisfied or resentful in your relationship because you’re worried that voicing your needs will lead to conflict and instead damage the relationship more? You’re not alone....

The Anti-Resolution Post (and what to try instead!)

It’s that time of year again where our inboxes, televisions, conversations, and social media feeds are filling up with ideas for New Year’s resolutions and all the things we supposedly need to change about our lives to be happier and healthier. They always sound...

You Had an Affair, Here are 6 Ways to Move Forward

In the aftermath of the discovery of an affair, there is a whirlwind of emotion, confusion, trauma, and pain. What can often get lost is that there are two distinct and valid experiences happening during this whirlwind, not just the experience of the betrayed...

Why Self-Care is Self-Preservation

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” -Audre Lorde   Many of us regard self-care as a luxury. But caring for ourselves and making sure we have what we need to be well is as Audre Lorde put it, “self-preservation.” Without tending...