Parenting Advice, Maybe…

Because one parent’s experience can be so different from another parent’s, parenting can be a tenuous topic to write about. I, myself, am not out of the woods with my role as a parent.  My son is still in the middle of his adolescence.  So I don’t have that wonderful perspective more experienced parents have […]

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Trust

Trust can be a precarious thing in life. I think it’s far easier to come up with a list of things and people we can’t trust than to think of those we can.  Can I trust my partner or spouse with the information I’m about to disclose?  Can I trust my boss to support me […]

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Letting Go

It’s so hard to do, ain’t it? Do you ever wonder why it’s so difficult to let go? I think it’s because we create an identity that aligns with whatever it is that needs letting go. If you’ve been depressed or anxious most of your life, it’s hard to imagine what you would be like […]

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Boredom. . .not always a bad thing

Years ago, I found myself telling a client that throwing punches and chairs at a casual summer bbq was not actually normal behavior.  I don’t like to use the word “normal” with my clients because we all have our own respective definitions of that word.  I think it’s normal (and quite tasty) to eat kimchi […]

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Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work

“I try to think positively…I try to say my affirmations, but I still feel bad about myself.” Have you heard these statements before?  Positive thinking has been part of mainstream pop-psychology for a few decades now and I’m kinda done with it.  Here’s why: THEY DON’T WORK.  At least not before you address your negative […]

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