The “Yes…and” Principle of Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. — Christopher Germer I will never forget a client I saw years ago. On the surface everything seemed okay and she had checked off all the boxes of a career, marriage, family, children, etc. Yet she was struggling with PTSD, […]

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The Year of MORE

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle Welcome to 2023! I am sure many of you have been excitedly working on your goals and resolutions for the New Year. It is a very exciting time!  My hope for you this year is to make it a special […]

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Neuroplasticity: Your Brain Can Learn New Tricks

“Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.”  ~Santiago Ramon Y Cajal Long story short, the human brain is amazing. When you were little, you had to learn how to walk. You fell down a bunch of times and probably bonked your head on stuff, but eventually you […]

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A Therapist’s Tips for Finding the Right Therapist for YOU

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” ~ David Richo Not more than a decade ago, going to therapy had a negative stigma attached to it; it was something that people did not share or talk about. As time has passed and we have evolved, therapy has become […]

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The Perpetual Art of Gratitude

“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” ~ Will Arnett Well, we are now safely into December. Thanksgiving and her season of gratitude has passed…but what if we are still searching for thankfulness and contentment? Last post I wrote about the ABCs of gratitude–where […]