It’s Okay To Start With You

Julia Marie Hogan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, author, and speaker with a mission to help people lead fuller and more authentic lives every day.

Her new book, It’s Okay To Start With You, is the best book I have found that encompasses proper self care within the Catholic worldview. This book is perfect for anyone – a great self gift 😉

Julia shares what it’s like to be a therapist, her new book and what self care is and isn’t, and how to fight the inner critic as a part of self care.

In our conversation Julia lists out 8 ways to fight the inner critic within ourselves:

  1. Recognize what is real versus what you feel
  2. List something positive in your life
  3. Acknowledge the trigger words of negative self talk (always, never, nothing)
  4. Focus on flourishing
  5. Visit the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation and the Eucharist
  6. Seek out spiritual direction
  7. Seek out therapy (check out the Catholic therapists website below)
  8. Book Recommendations: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Make sure you snag her new book and gift one to a friend! 

You can connect with Julia Hogan on Instagram (@juliahoganlcpc) or on her website

If you’d like to inquire about therapy, and would like a speak with a Catholic therapist, please check out Catholic Therapists.

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