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Ideas for Self Care – Using Self Awareness

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 12:08 pm.

Self care is an essential element of psychological health and impacts relationships. We’ll be looking at some ideas for self care using self awareness.

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Learning to Love the Hard Way

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 1:55 pm.

Eventually, after the divorce, I married again. A second marriage for both of us. Finally, an adult. Two adults. I find connection, nourishment, and emotional safety that I could not have dreamt of before. We learned to love again.

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Healing From Trauma — It is All About Support

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 11:27 am.

In this story, I share how healing trauma is a long path that weaves through aspects of our lives. And it always involves getting enough emotional support.

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The Numinosity of Love

Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 2:34 pm.

When we get caught, there is a reason I am caught. Watching, I wait. Will they get together? How does this keep happening? They love each other. Please. This is the power of love. I have been caught before. This time it is with Anne with an E. After 27 1/2 episodes of misses and frustration,…   Read more »

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The Magic of Living and the Limitations of Will Power

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 10:33 am.

Although I was on the journey to find my health, the journey itself was the teacher. Health was the outcome. What emerged for me was a new understanding of how the world works.

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Growing into a Bigger Heart

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 2:37 pm.

I witness my disappointment because I can see him slowly leaving me, and I also witness my love, for I have the honor of tending him as he slows down. I am left with a choice. I can resent my husband’s limitations, or I can be a compassionate witness and helper.

My Teachers, The Trees

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 3:16 pm.

I do not believe that I could be here, on earth if there were not beauty; if aspects of life were not like a cathedral with the feeling of some kind of beauty, love, truth or perhaps even god. I could not be here if I thought that what was here is all that is possible. I need to know that there is more.

Learning to Love All of Me

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 3:08 pm.

For me, healing has often involved sending love from the current now reality back to aspects of myself in the past that had suffered. We do grow. Our lives do change. We do have different chapters.

A Message of Joy

Posted on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 at 12:49 pm.

Last night I was reading about joy. About increasing the joy in my life. And thinking about how I live, how I push, when I feel joyful, how I often put work in front of enjoyment. I had a dream, where my old friend Jim came to remind me about joy. Jim was part of…   Read more »

Thanks-Giving

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am.

Unfortunately, often there is a lot of old pain between family members that is not resolved, has not been adequately talked about, understood, reconciled and gently put away. The closed doors to these places are not airtight. They cannot hold back that which needs to eventually be aired and sorted.

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