Welcome to Socially Appropriate-ish! Cheers to New Beginnings 🥳Dec 24, 2021
Welcome to my very first newsletter! For those who know me, I’m sure you are not surprised that I created a course about Social Skills. I mean, my social skills are just so appropriate. Right?
For those of you who do not know me (yet), you will learn that few things excite me more than an open and honest conversation about real life. Life is about connecting to the people around us, and there’s no better way to connect than being open and honest about real life issues. Any time. Any place.
Inappropriate. According to some.
So I’m inviting you to my new and exciting newsletter called Socially Appropriate-ish because, I really think I am Socially Appropriate- ish. Honestly, my initial name for this newsletter was “Socially Inappropriate.” I thought that was best. I was excited about it until my kids were like — “ummm, you‘re joking, right?” So I quickly came up with another name and pretended that I was joking all along… which, I was not.
Being in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for the last 18+ years and working in various environments (which you will read about) has enhanced my Socially Appropriate-ish skills even more. Therapists are simply forced into awkward and complex situations daily. To be clear, I love what I do! And— I don’t mind awkward. So, this newsletter will include a dose of some of that awkwardness.
This newsletter will include the following topics:
Relationship Issues, Social Skills, Emotion Management, Anxiety (that’s a biggie today), Bullying, Shame, Trauma, Attachment Theory, Crazy Kids, Crazy Parents (that should be a diagnosis IMHO!), Abuse (never funny), First Year of Marriage (sometimes funny), Different Models of Therapy, Empathy, Triggers, Developing Confidence, The Emotional vs Logical Brain, Differences between Men and Women (always funny), OCD, Emotional Acceptance … And much more.
So, if you want to stay on my email list, no need to do anything at this point except to wait for my next newsletter. Which I would like to say will be weekly - though I have a fear of committing. So let’s say weekly-ish! And if you’d like to unsubscribe, by all means, hit the unsubscribe button below . I’m mature, so I won’t take it personally. Even I find “unsubscribing” to unwanted emails therapeutic. It’s an amazing way to relieve some pent up frustrations. No?
Oh! About that. There’s a lot more coming about other healthy ways to take out frustration in later emails. Not for the unsubscribers.
Have any quick questions or concerns? Is your child a perfectionist? Not sure if you should take your child’s anxiety seriously and go for professional help? Is your son/daughter/spouse afraid of the robbers/fires/clowns? Is your dating child having a hard time coming up with conversation on dates? Curious how to help a child build confidence? Do family members (read: you) have low frustration tolerance? Worried about your marriage because you feel disconnected from your spouse? Are you thinking about your childhood lately and wondering if it’s time to process something? Having a hard time with your parents?
Reach out! Hopefully, I can help or at least point you in the right direction. But please note that, I’m only committing (eek) to writing you a short text or voice note :)
Simply choose one of 2 ways to reach out: (and don’t forget to add your name)
1.) Whatsapp me @ 646.688.4021 or
2.) Email me @ [email protected]
I really want to hear from you. Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or criticisms. (I know what you want to tell me Mom— you think writing about Socially Appropriate-ish content is inappropriate. I know! You can book a session with me to talk this through! )
With lots of excitement!
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