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April 9, 2019

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We often think of people having it all together when they get older, but the truth is, many seniors struggle. In fact, some statistics indicate about 15 percent of seniors face a serious mental health concern. Thankfully, if you’re struggling,...

December 6, 2017

Online video-conferencing psychotherapy is the new frontier for how the internet can better our lives. But is it as good as in-person therapy? Will it work for everyone? Like many aspects of therapy, it depends on the person!

If you're the super-busy type, and have a pr...

November 30, 2017

However, I’ve been particularly bewildered and amused lately by how often I find myself in a worse mood during, or after my meditation practice, than when I started. Isn’t that the opposite of what’s supposed to happen?!

March 5, 2017

Why many people don't know what they want in life and where to start to find meaning and fulfillment.

August 2, 2015

If you've ever read a poem by the 13th century poet Rumi, then you know what a delicious treat his words are, even today. One thing I love about Rumi is that his poems always challenge me to expand my mind and look a things in a new way.

In therapy, I sometimes offer...

February 2, 2015

Some people may think that feeling that everything is "fine" is a sign that they're "healed" and therapy is no longer necessary.

 

Ask a therapist, however, and they'll probably tell you that this is where the therapy actually begins. For what does "fine" really mean?
 

W...

January 27, 2015

This is why I love bringing art into the therapy room. Not literal pieces of art that someone else has made-altough that's certainly nice to look at! I'm talking about art prompts and projects for my clients to work with in session. Why? Art--drawing, creative writing,...

October 8, 2014

Yesterday I talked about being present in This Moment.

 

Today, it is the death of This Moment, and the birth of the Next Moment.

 

This is the rhythm of life-Birth...Period of Life...Death.

 

DId you realize that each moment is a simultaneous death of something old and a bi...

October 7, 2014

 

You don't have to go chasing adrenaline like this guy to be present in your life, though it's an automatic given that you will focus on the present when your life is in danger-for fun or otherwise.
 

Being present in your life can take on many forms:

 

  • counting the p...

October 6, 2014

Remember the phrase "It takes a village?" Well I've been thinking a lot about that lately. 

 

 

It takes a "village" of doctors, nurses, family, friends, pets, nature, and prayer warriors to support a person through cancer treatments. 

 

It's taken a "village" of supervisor...

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