Three Ways That Healing Yourself is a Collectivist Act

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We live in a divided world. This division, in part, is due to the individual divisions we all carry within. Most people on this planet aren’t bad people (there are some, of course). Most people are just wounded. And in those wounds; those internalized fissures and splits and shadow aspects of self, is where a lot of the hurt that …

What to Do When Your Loved One Needs Help and Refuses to Get It

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Living a life that is full requires being in connection and relationships with the people and communities around us. Being in relationships with other people on the planet is a large part of what brings joy, success, and pleasure in life. On the flip side, when a member of your family or community is suffering, the same relationship that once …

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Three Ways to Receive Help When You Can’t Get Out of Bed

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One thing we have historically fallen short on in the mental health field is providing quality therapy to people who are either extremely medically challenged or who are so depressed or isolated that they literally cannot leave the bed. Sometimes (a lot of times actually) people are dealing with both. The good news is even though, as a profession, we …

Three Reasons Why the Cure for Pain is in the Pain

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Rumi got lots of things right (obviously), but one of my favorite Rumi quotes of all time is, “The cure for pain is in the pain.” It may sound morbid at first. Almost like suggesting that suffering is a good thing. But upon further contemplation, that isn’t what it implies at all. What it DOES imply, however, is that in …

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An open letter to my therapist

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This week’s blog is dedicated to one of my greatest mentors and teachers in this journey of life. It is also dedicated to anyone who has ever had any therapist or mentor that has come in at the right time and completely transformed their lives. And, finally; it is dedicated to anyone who needs to know that even their therapist, …

Video: Your relationship with money…is still a relationship!

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1. The way you relate to money is often how you relate to others 2. Your feelings about money can reveal your overall emotional well-being 3. How you grew up can impact your relationship with finances If you are looking for a professional, confidential, empowering and safe space in which to process your own relationship with money, I would be …

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Three things to watch if you want to have more faith in humanity

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The news is startling and stark these days. It hurts. Sometimes it hurts so much that it is hard to even find the words to express what that means. People in the United States are more and more politically polarized and the fear of connecting with others – lest they may have a view that hurts – is seemingly at …

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Three Ways to Discover Your Built In Superpowers

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We all have talents. All of us. Some of us are walking around with skills and gifts so abundant that literally everywhere we turn, we are doing something productive and magnificent. Others of us have to dig a little deeper to find out what it is we are meant to do and be. And both ways of being are absolutely …

Three Reasons Your Therapist Should Have Their Own Therapist

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Being a therapist is an amazing vocation. I tell my clients all the time that I do not consider what I do a job, but more a calling. And while I am honored and truly humbled to be able to live a life doing something with much of my time that inspires and invigorates me (and truly comes naturally to …