September 28, 2017

What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals -- that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to make of our lives what w...

September 26, 2017

"Anger is what we hold onto when pain is too hard to handle." -morethanOKla⠀

Anger is a secondary emotion, meaning we revert to it in order to avoid or protect ourselves from other, more vulnerable feelings. ⠀

As therapists I am often guilty of over-asking "I'm cur...

September 14, 2017

Being brave is about making conscious act to do something, that you wouldn't ordinarily do. Similarly, saying "I love you" is far different from BEING or doing loving things for the person we adore. ⠀


Compassion, courage, love, bravery and connection are some of the...

September 12, 2017

A controversial figure perhaps, but Freud undoubtedly had the most incredible insight into the human mind and the unconscious. He set the tone for psychology and therapeutic work today; and the work made famous by Brené Brown is the perfect example.

She says "vulnerabil...

September 6, 2017

What action will you take today that will get you closer to your dreams?⠀


Success comes from the cumulative effect of the little steps we take each day, despite the challenges we face and the insecurity we feel. The road to success is through commitment which happens t...

September 3, 2017

Taking action is an important part of our lives, especially right now in the current political climate and it's easy to read that Yoda means that you either do something 100% or you don't. It could be read that if you don't succeed, there's not point. 

But, in the mo...

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