This week, we are discussing the ever sought after goal of many of our clients— peace. Peace of heart, peace of mind, a peaceful home, peaceful relationships, or a peaceful work environment. The issues we see in our office that bring couples, families and individuals to therapy may vary, but underneath the presenting problem is usually the same core struggle: Whatever is going on in their life feels chaotic, unsettling, insecure, or just simply without peace.
This week we have been talking about mixed messages in relationships. We know what it is, and the characteristics of a mixed message, but what does it look like for both partners. As I have thought about this, it makes me think of two people dancing, each impacting the other's steps as they navigate their relationship. Each partner sends an unspoken message to each other that is not consistent or predictable in the relationship. This can often create anxiety, fear and anticipation of unwanted or hurtful interpersonal exchanges.
This week, Imagine Hope is discussing what it means to be an introvert.
Some people assume that being an introvert means that you are shy. That is not necessarily true! Introverts can be very outgoing and sociable people. In fact, many times, introverts love people-- learning about others, doing things for others, and can be very loyal, caring and loving individuals.