The New Year or any time is always a good time to reflect upon what changes you’d like to make in your life in order to live as optimally as possible.  A lot of focus gets put on improved health habits impacting the physical body like new exercise programs, diet changes or cleanses.  I encourage you to consider the ways in which your emotional health can be improved.

You may be clear you could benefit from an emotional health reset.  If so, that’s a great start.  Many don’t have that awareness and they charge through life operating in a conditioned way, not realizing if they just stopped and looked a little more deeply at themselves, there may be some good answers.  Knowledge can be a gateway to change.

Here are some indicators you might want to stop and take a closer look:

You frequently feel sad or down.

You struggle with worries or fears.

You have high levels of stress you’re not managing well.

Anger easily overtakes you.

You are driven by perfectionism.

Unhealthy relationships are the norm.

You don’t feel very resilient.

There is an awareness that old wounds hold you back.

The last several years have been tough in various ways for people.  Aside from that, there are the challenges that can come with the very act of living.  When it comes to emotional health, the most important thing is to at least have some awareness of where you are with yours.  If you’re concerned you’re a bit shaky, the next step would be acting on that awareness and doing something to improve it.

My name is Lisa Brookes Kift and I’m a therapist in private practice in California and the Founder of  For many years, this site has been a growing library of emotional health and relationship content with the goal of helping people attain happiness within themselves and in their relationships.

I’m excited to share that I’ve been busy working on a number of new avenues for people to get the education they need around these topics.  The first thing on tap is my first live webinar, called Jump-Start Your Emotional Health, where I will share my “eight pillars of emotional health.”  This live event is free for those who attend.

The pillars are essentially a framework to know yourself the best you can and have the tools you need to handle the things that commonly come up for people.  You can get more specifics on the pillars themselves and other details via the registration page link below.

I hope you join me in taking a big step in getting your head and heart around YOU from an emotional health perspective.


When?                        Tuesday January 24th at 9A Pacific

How long?                 50 minutes – 1 hour

Cost?                           FREE for the live event.  (Available here for purchase via Video On Demand in early February.)

More info?                 Check out the Jump-Start Your Emotional Health registration page.


In the meanwhile, stay tuned for new and exciting things happening here by checking back or signing up for The Toolbox Newsletter.



Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT



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