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Emotional Expansion

 
When you make the choice to “feel all the feels” – you’re also choosing to return home to yourself. 
 
Emotions are messengers from your soul. 
 
Embrace them and accept them for what they are and you give yourself permission to listen. 
 
To honestly...

Barriers to Acceptance

Acceptance is a powerful tool. It enables us to let go, to move forward, to refocus, to feel empowered, and perhaps most importantly, to find a sense of peace within our own reality. That being said, acceptance is a word...

Why Being Happy Is an Unhelpful Goal

So often we ask ourselves, what’s the point? What does it matter? Who cares? We slip into a dull cycle of redundancy and cynicism. Our emotions seem to direct our actions in efforts to achieve one common goal – happiness...

The Purpose in Your Pain 

 
Your pain has a purpose.
 
To resist or avoid the depths of pain is to turn away from the most authentic parts of your soul. To close the beautiful tapestry that provides a window into who you are.
 
This is because inside...

The Importance of Authentic Feeling

Sometimes we lose ourselves in ideas, concepts that our brain creates to make reality less painful than it is. We disguise our fears and perceived weaknesses in an attempt to appear as though nothing can bring us down. Nothing can...

No motivation? No problem!

 
“To be motivated” is a common goal that many clients have in therapy. Whether one is deep in the trenches of anxiety or depression, grieving a loved one, or dealing with a painful heartbreak, the feeling of motivation is usually...

Rejection is Protection

One of the most uncomfortable human experiences is the experience of being rejected. Whether it’s by a friend, a romantic partner, your own family, an employer, a school, or a random stranger, being rejected just doesn’t feel good. It can...

Defusion – Creating a Mindful Space

What if I told you that there are no inherently bad or problematic thoughts and feelings? Anxiety is not a problem. Thinking “negatively” is not bad. You’re allowed to feel angry. It’s okay to question yourself…
 
The real problem lies in...

Moving Through Instead of Moving On

 
Has anyone ever told you to just move on or to just let it go? How does it feel to hear those words? What does it even mean to move on from something or to really let something go? Is...

An Acceptance Analogy: the TV in your mind

 
In a previous blog post, I discussed the barriers towards acceptance. These barriers all play off of unhelpful perceptions and ideas that prevent one from fully embracing the idea of acceptance.
 
But why is it even important to really work towards...