Square Breathing: Relieve Stress from Anger and Anxiety

Square Breathing Technique for Stress Management Here is a technique that you can use to relieve stress from anger and anxiety. I know, it sounds so simplistic. But, does it have to be hard to work? Listen all the way to the end to find out how it works. If you’d like more help managing […]

Nurturing Happiness and Transforming Suffering

Happiness is a common goal!  Suffering is something we want to avoid. Travel is one thing that makes me happy. This was a feature article from “Journeys of the Spirit,” a group that plans trips all over the world. I went on one to Cambodia and one to Peru. Check them out. And enjoy this […]

Do I need Boundaries?

Do I need boundaries? What are they for? I facilitate a group based on the workbook, BOUNDARY POWER by O’Neil & Newbold. In it members learn what boundaries are, what are functional and dysfunctional boundaries, and how to set and maintain their boundaries. BOUNDARIES are limits that allow for a safe connection based on your needs. When […]

Are you experiencing burnout? Time for a career change?

When a client came in today complaining about her job, I told her this story about a breakfast meeting I had with a friend.: I met my friend for breakfast. She wanted to know if I could help her. In some ways, it was a typical breakfast meeting. The waitress was pleasant; the eggs were average; […]

Is Group Therapy right for me?

Is Group Therapy right for me? Group is a safe place to allow yourself to be vulnerable and experiment with new behaviors. You can learn to work through conflicts that might otherwise be avoided. You can learn that we all struggle with personal issues at various transition periods in our life — starting or ending […]

Why do couples fight?

Why do couples fight? Harville Hendrix, one of the couples counseling gurus says: “When two people meet and fall in love, they idealize each other. They see each other as the person who will meet their needs. At first it seems true—people do all sorts of things they wouldn’t normally do, because they’re trying to […]

Navigating an argument

Navigating an argument Arguments are inevitable. We are all unique individuals with unique backgrounds. We have unique ways of seeing the world and usually think that our way is correct. Unfortunately, both people involved in an argument believe that their way is the RIGHT way to see it. The truth is that there are MANY […]

Should I tell a secret?

Often times in therapy, clients have secrets that they may never have told anyone. I was just reading an interesting blog on Psychology Today by Anita E. Kelly, a Psychology Professor at the University of Notre Dame and the author of The Psychology of Secrets. She gives four tips