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How To Stop Those Repetitive Fights

Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 7:47 pm.

George had been very upset about the actions of an ex friend. Susan could feel his pain and asked him if there was anything that she could do to make him feel better. George replied, “I could think of something”. Susan retorted, “I wasn’t talking about sex”. George responded, “So what’s new?” Susan feeling criticized,…   Read more »

Becoming Psychologically Healthy

Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 7:52 pm.

We sometimes believe that if we are “good” people, good things will happen to us. This is not entirely true. While some people are intrinsically better at certain skills such as making money, having relationships that work, or making art than others, it has nothing to do with their inherent worth. Instead, it has to…   Read more »

Getting Unstuck

Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 at 7:58 pm.

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a painful or unsatisfying situation: it could be a relationship, a job, a pattern of behavior, or something else. Maybe I am in love with somebody who is not available, or abusive, but I feel that I need them and I cannot leave. Maybe I am stuck in a…   Read more »

Adversity Can Be An Opportunity

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm.

I was in a session the other day when my client who had been struggling with some challenges said that he was taught that things had to be easy to be okay. I found myself responding…it is a privilege to struggle and have the opportunity to find out who we are, what we are made…   Read more »

I Am In The Middle Of My Beautiful Life

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 8:04 pm.

“I am in the middle of my beautiful life.” I tell myself this on occasion, and it always moves me into gratitude and also opens me up to feeling. It is a way of honoring my life, with all of its complexities, flaws, joys, heartaches etc. Even the parts of me that hurt or are…   Read more »

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Telling the Truth and Trust in Relationships

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm.

Relationships are about intimacy and connection. Telling the truth allows us more connection, intimacy, and trust in relationships. Sometimes it is hard, to tell the truth, because: * We don’t trust our perceptions. * We are afraid of hurting the other person. * We are afraid we will make them angry or they will abandon…   Read more »

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Changing Your Inner Dialogue

Posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 8:05 pm.

Affirmations for Self Love In order to heal depression and anxiety, as well as become emotionally healthy overall, it is important to look at your inner dialogue. How are you talking to yourself; what messages are you giving yourself? Instead of using affirmations for self love, do you tell yourself that you cannot disappoint others?…   Read more »

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