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Healthy Communication

 
The way we communicate almost always has to do with how we were raised and what was modeled to us. A lot of people go through life thinking that the way they communicate and express their feelings is healthy until...

Keep Going the Year Has Just Begun

The New Year is underway which can bring inspiration and a sense of renewal. You may have made some New Year resolutions or goals for the year. However, you may have not been able stick to the goals and you...

Self-Awareness

 
Life is tough.  Many of us have several responsibilities that we must tend to on a daily basis: work, children, household chores, elderly parents, etc. With life being so busy, and sometimes stressful, some of us tend to coast through...

Building Self Compassion

 
Self-compassion is important
 
Though building and maintaining one’s self-esteem is stressed as fundamental to good mental health, I have found through my work that too few of us have spent enough time developing another trait that is fundamental to our well-being:...

Culture Shock

As I was leaving my five year long job for a different career, I sent an emotionally long email to my coordinators expressing how much I loved the organization and how happy I was when working with them. The reply...

Integrating Darkness and Light

We are just coming out of a season of darkness, moving out of the winter solstice and anticipating the coming spring. In our dualistic culture we associate darkness with depression, evil, and something to be avoided, an opposition to the...

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...

What is communication?

 
 
It is the ability to transform our thoughts and emotions into words and convey them in a manner that is understood and heard by other people. However, interacting with people in day to day life sometimes can be difficult and...

Mind Mapping and Mind Masking

 
Mind mapping is the brain-based psychology of interacting with other people. It’s the brain’s ability to make a mental map of another person’s mind. Mind mapping is an intuitive process, and it satisfies our inherent desire to figure out other...

You’ve Been The Same You Your Entire Life

“Who am I?” – it’s a question that comes up a lot not only in the therapy room, but in many stages of our lives. And although it is a common (and completely normal) question, it seems to be one...