When you take things personally, you feel offended and disrespected. Your reaction is either to defend yourself or submit passively. Either way you take someone’s criticism and view it as a literal, personal and serious threat. You want to correct the perpetrators and...

February 16, 2016


My beloved dachshund, Charlie Brown, is gently snoring under my desk as I write this. Twenty-four hours ago there was real fear that he would not be with me this morning. He had oral surgery yesterday. Under relatively normal circumstances, getting some teeth extracte...


Maybe you're both tired of having the same arguments over and over without resolution. Or the arguments change but they always wind up in the same stalemate; you make up, but then days or weeks later you're back in the same rut. Or perhaps you don’t argue but you esse...

January 27, 2016


A little over a year ago I challenged myself to keep my version of a happiness jar. I had seen this post on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page and in that moment it was the most genius thing I’d heard of. After a small handful of years battling graduate school 2.0/diss...

July 30, 2015

First of all, let's acknowledge the credit you deserve for prioritizing your mental health. Deciding that you might benefit from counseling is truly one of the bravest and most meaningful things you can do for yourself. It is important for you to choose a counselor tha...

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Sophia Rath, PhD

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