We investigate the effects of imposter syndrome, celebrate Earth Day and discuss relationships with differing attachment styles.
I hope you’re enjoying spring now that it’s finally here. Even with my itchy eyes and sneezy nose, I am so thankful for the change in seasons. Somehow I am still surprised when I look at the tree outside my window and see all the fresh, bright green leaves where there were barren branches just a couple of weeks ago. The change seems like it happened overnight, but I know it was happening under the surface and right before my eyes over weeks and months.
I’ve experienced this with clients and in my personal life too. Things seem one way, and then suddenly, I’m looking at a completely different picture.
This month’s article is about imposter syndrome, something I frequently experienced at the start of my career and something that still plagues me from time to time. When I look back at how far I’ve come in my understanding and response to it, the difference can look like day and night, but it has also been a gradual process. If you ever struggle with imposter syndrome, I hope this article is helpful to you.
And as always, if you need support with imposter syndrome or anything else, please reach out. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy, and you can reach us by phone or text at (323) 388-5578. We’re here and want to help.
Saba Harouni Lurie (she/her/hers)
On The Blog
Why Do I Feel Like a Fraud?: Defining and Challenging Imposter Syndrome
In my work with my own therapist, I have come to understand why it’s so difficult to feel confident in my abilities. As a first-generation Iranian American, English is my second language. This has impacted my experiences since childhood, and I have so many memories of feeling ashamed because of mispronunciations or malapropisms (a word I just learned, which means using one word when you mean another). I remember being stopped by my teachers whenever we were reading out loud…
How to Help
Learn How to Protect Our Planet This Earth Day
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and over the course of the ensuing 53 years, the health of our planet has only declined. We’ve seen exponential increases in the impact of extractive industries including everything from record heat waves to rising sea levels to loss of biodiversity in critical ecosystems all over the world. The evidence is clear, climate change is influenced heavily by our actions and if we don’t course correct, we will be leaving an even more inhospitable planet for future generations.
So what steps can we take to effect change around these seemingly insurmountable issues? It all starts with the changes we can make in our daily lives. The folks over at EarthDay.org have put together this helpful tool kit, in addition to numerous other wonderful resources, designed to provide a framework for how to take climate action in small ways each day. We often buy into the fallacy that the efforts of one person won’t make a difference but it will take each of us to making conscious effort in order to truly effect change.
Celebrate Earth Day with La Green Grounds
Join the folks at LA Green Grounds for a fun-filled day of eco-friendly activities and events that will help renew your appreciation for our planet and teach you how to maintain a sustainable lifestyle year around!
Saturday, April 22nd
8:00am – 1:00pm
Good Earth Community Garden
5546 Boden St
Los Angeles, CA 90016
BEE Kind to our Planet – Earth Day Event at One Coloroado
Bee kind to our planet as we champion Earth Day! Join the buzz, including fun and sweet-as-honey activities. Shop fresh, sustainable ingredients from a mini farmers market, enjoy a pollinator plant workshop and much more!
Saturday, April 22nd
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
One Colorado Old Pasadena
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
Celebrate Earth Day with Mindful Intention
Body & Brain Yoga is hosting Earth Day events across the country to honor the Earth and promote a healthy, peaceful, and more balanced lifestyle. Join us for a day of mindful movement and connection to the Earth with a like-minded community of wellness practitioners. Kids welcome!
Saturday, April 22nd
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201