Why does this meme tickle us so? Contrasting a Bank Robber DJ Preacher all contained in 3 concentric circles where the stark difference between words and meaning are elucidated (fancy word right ). What a lesson we can take from something so simple. Recently I have noticed a theme in my sessions and I’m in a […]

A Fresh Take on #Adulting

noun INFORMAL 1. the practice of behaving in a way characterized as a responsible adult. The term “adulting” is a fairly recent addition to colloquial English. The common understanding of this term is related to managing the mundane tasks of daily life with consistency. I recently attended a 3-day workshop with #MichelleChalfant to learn more […]

Fall Back to Move Forward

“The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose.” – Tao Tê Ching When you boil it all down, we as humans desire the same three things no matter who we are, where we […]

Do You Find Yourself Trapped in Being “Nice” or “Too Nice”?

For those who don’t know, I spend a lot of time working with men and women who have experienced trauma – both singular traumatic events, prolonged toxic relationships, recurrent abuses, and lack of atunement with caregivers during early childhood. Inevitably part of our work focuses on helping them re–establish boundaries that have been lost, or […]

Life Skills Resource Group Welcomes Elena Sledge!

Hi, my name is Elena Sledge and I am excited to be working with Life Skills Resource Group! My journey to becoming a therapist really started when I first became a client at age 19. In college I began to see how much others around me were suffering. Life felt confusing and complicated and depressing […]

The Difference Between Confidence and Arrogance

“The fragile line between confidence and arrogance is humility.” -Norman E. Bowie & Meg Schneider, Business Ethics for Dummies There’s been a lot of focus lately on confidence and self–esteem – and confusion blurring the lines of confidence and bullying.  I’ve always promoted self-confidence and self–awareness as being essential to authenticity.  When you know who […]

The Benefits of Meditation, and How to Get Started

When we hear the word “meditation” many of us have images of a robe-clad monk sitting cross-legged for hours on end in silence and stillness. While this can be one method of meditation for some, there are in fact many different ways to meditate, and you don’t have to be a monk, or sit cross-legged, or wear robes to do […]

Finding our Identities

It is not possible for a small child to say “no” to the pressure to adopt an identity. Growing up, other people tell us who we are and who we need to be. We get older and start to grapple with the identities given to us. We find we are not in tune with ourselves […]

A Shift in Perspective

It’s so easy to feel down on ourselves or beat ourselves up for something that doesn’t go as well as planned. Whether you were shooting for the moon and landed among the stars (so you’re able to remind yourself to feel good about where you got) or feel like you missed the entire galaxy, a […]

Three Things to Know About Mindfulness

Have you noticed what’s at the top of best seller lists and at the checkout counter of most grocery stores?  It’s adult coloring books!  As we’ve become more focused on increasing productivity, multi-tasking and goal achievement, our minds and bodies have suffered from the constant fatigue, crankiness and feeling overwhelmed. Becoming mindful is much more […]

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