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Healing From Trauma — It is All About Support

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 11:27 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

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 by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

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 »

You Are on a Journey of Aliveness

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 10:06 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

Owning it will change your life We are alive; every breath, every action, every moment is alive. Every moment we generate energy — love, hatred, peace, joy, stress, determination, force. We may do this because of or in spite of the conditions around us. This morning, I drove into town to take a yoga class.…   Read more »

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When Love Isn’t Enough

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 12:14 pm by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

The betrayal of addiction in relationships First published in P.S. I Love You, a publication on December 23rd, 2019.    Thank you for reaching out and letting me know you are doing well. I appreciate your apology. When I read your message, pain erupted through me. What happened between us in the past was…   Read more »

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An Open Heart, Becoming Our Best Selves

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 10:53 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

We have stories alive in our minds, our bodies, our souls — writhing and pushing against each other. I slowly tame my wild mind and open my heart.

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Mastery = Vision + Will + Trust + Release

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 9:57 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

Originally published September 20th, 2019 in’s Change Your Mind, Change Your Life. We are manifesting beings capable of mastery I imagine being a huge eagle, soaring, almost effortless, catching the currents of wind, playing, trusting the currents. My wings are spread wide. The breeze is cool. I twist and turn and glide, enjoying my…   Read more »

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Yoga as a Lens into Character Structure

Posted on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 11:00 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

If you were to see character structure disorders as an image or bodily metaphor, you would see someone who hobbled along, with little freedom of movement always responding the same way to specific situations, rather than having the ability to choose their response and move freely, as a dancer would.
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The Gift of the Black Sheep

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 2:57 pm by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

I’m part of a family that is stuck and fractured. The flatlands of black and white vision blinds us to what is below the surface, the depths. Yet, there is hope. We can learn to look more deeply.

Creating Safety in Our Relationships: The Power of Vulnerability and Empathy

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 12:34 pm by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

Having a sense of safety in our relationships is incredibly important. It is the foundation for vulnerability. Having the capacity to be vulnerable and support the vulnerability of another allows our intimate relationships to blossom.


Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am by Jennifer Lehr MFT.

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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