New Insight into the Causes and Cures for Depression and Anxiety

I recently read a book called “Lost Connection: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression-and the Unexpected Solution”. Written by Johann Hari, who previously wrote a book about addiction titled “Chasing the Scream”.  “Lost Connections” is a very personal book, beginning with Mr. Hari sharing his own journey of living with depression, treated with medication, for […]

Being The April Fool: The Fine Art of Saving Face

“You grow up the day you have the first real laugh – at yourself.” -Ethel Barrymore So, you fell for it – hook, line and sinker.  You made a fool of yourself.  You fell short of expectations and have not maintained the image that makes you superior to all others.  You feel so embarrassed that […]

Calming the Mind in Tumultuous Times

Stress and its burly cousin, anxiety, are no strangers to most of us.  It seems we are expected to keep up an unreasonable pace at our jobs, juggle multiple schedules within our families and wear many hats during a regular week.  We have so many things on our to-do list that our inner computer, (the […]

The Building Blocks to Your Child’s Self- Esteem

Every parent wants to have a child with great self esteem or a child who feels highly of themselves. The good news is that it starts with you (no pressure here at all), but in all seriousness your children become a reflection of you. They mimic our mannerisms and word phrases. I don’t have to […]

The Importance of Play

If you haven’t been around a young kid or a pet in awhile (or even if you have, but you’ve been focused on keeping them alive or other necessities), it is easy to forget about the importance and magic of play. We often think of play as something that’s just for kids, and even if […]

I Reject Your Apology

I have a pet peeve with the word, “sorry.” We use it too much and inappropriately. We apologize for our feelings, for talking about our thoughts, for having needs as human beings, and God forbid *insert the clutching of pearls* we ask to have those needs met! I’ve noticed it in sessions with clients – […]

Children and Grief

When a child experiences a death of a loved one or pet, they can feel and show their grief in different ways. How kids cope with the loss depends on things like their age, how close they felt to the person who died, and the support they receive. Children can express loss differently and there […]

Is This in My Highest Good?

Consider this question: Is this in my highest good? I want to invite you to consider trusting your intuition when making choices in your life. I think that too often when we make decisions, we can get into our heads and overthink them. If we practice slowing down and paying attention, we can feel what […]

Communication Skills Part 2

C At the beginning of the New Year I wrote a post about Communication and whether or not it might be part of your New Year’s resolutions. I started off a small series on communication that will review some of the tips and tricks for successful empathy, listening and speaking. I will continue to base […]

Dealing with the Cards We’re Dealt

Life isn’t fair. Far less fair to some than others, but unfortunately, none of us escape pain. None of us escape loss. Every one of us will know tragedy in our lives. Many of us experience this early on when we are far too young and helpless to control any of the variables around it. […]

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