SLOWING DOWN FOR AN EMPOWERED LIFE STYLE

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Anxiety Treatment | 0 comments

SLOWING DOWN FOR AN EMPOWERED LIFE STYLE

In the modern, western world, our life styles are much faster moving than our ancestors’ world. Even two generations is a big difference in daily speed of life style. Add technology to it and we can be productive every second of the day.

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Know Your Words to Communicate Better

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Relationship Counseling | 0 comments

Know Your Words to Communicate Better

Even though I have a previous post on “the Power of Words”, this post is to continue with our awareness with the words we use and listen to. Often arguments, frustration and confusion in communication stem from meanings we carry with the words. When one of us calls a color purple, another may call it […]

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THE GIFT OF RESISTANCE

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Self Improvement | 0 comments

THE GIFT OF RESISTANCE

One of the most common things I hear from clients, and friends is wanting change, wanting something better and then wondering “why can’t I change it? Why can’t I quit this [addiction, behavior, state of being]. It’s easy to get mad at ourselves for “not being able to change”.

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WHAT’S IN A PROMISE?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Relationship Counseling, Self Improvement | 0 comments

WHAT’S IN A PROMISE?

There is great romance in a promise. “I promise to love you forever. I promise to take care of you forever. I promise to never leave you. I promise I’ll never be mad. Promise me you’ll never hurt me.”…etc. Have you been asked for these? Have you asked any from anyone?

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THE MONSTERS UNDER OUR BED – OUR INNER DEMONS

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Self Improvement, Therapy | 0 comments

THE MONSTERS UNDER OUR BED – OUR INNER DEMONS

Most people are terrified of counseling/psychotherapy. The very first session where nothing has even been discussed yet, the rate of “no shows” is amazingly high. When people do have the courage to go to therapy, the next wave of resistance can happen.

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The Trap Of The Care Taker And How To Pull Yourself Out Of It

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Relationship Counseling | 0 comments

The Trap Of The Care Taker And How To Pull Yourself Out Of It

I get a lot of clients who are natural caretakers in life. They worry plenty about how everyone around them is doing. The number one priority becomes other’s wellbeing. Do you catch yourself in that place? Wanting to make sure everyone is happy so you can relax or be happy.. Is everyone comfortable? Is my partner happy with me and with their life, so that I can relax into mine and feel happy? Did I meet everyone’s needs today? Are my kids fully content? (good luck)

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How Dualities Affect Us (Living in the Dualities of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad,…)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Self Improvement, Therapy | 0 comments

How Dualities Affect Us (Living in the Dualities of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad,…)

Most of us live in dualities: good vs bad, right vs. wrong, appropriate vs inappropriate, success vs failure…etc. Our moral codes often come from these dualities. What’s right, what’s bad, what’s appropriate behavior etc. In the world we live in, it makes sense. There’s a simplicity and clarity in that information. They create clear boundaries on what action is good, what thought is bad…

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POWER OF WORDS AND HOW THEY AFFECT US

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Relationship Counseling, Self Improvement | 0 comments

POWER OF WORDS AND HOW THEY AFFECT US

It would be a great practice to pay attention to every word we choose to use in our conversations with others and ourselves. I want to bring to your attention a few words I like to pay attention to. These are very powerful words that can help us with our communication immensely.  

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WHY DO WE HATE? 

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Anger Management, Self Improvement, Therapy | 0 comments

WHY DO WE HATE? 

What does it mean to HATE someone/something? The other day I made a comment about hating something. The friend I said it to, said back to me what I said with their reaction to it. This gave me a chance to hear what I had said and how it can be received.  It made me […]

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THE MIND’S POWER AND STRUGGLE

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Therapy, Trauma Counseling | 0 comments

THE MIND’S POWER AND STRUGGLE

When we have emotionally painful experiences as a child, often our little child body gets overwhelmed with pain. To survive the moment, our mind might choose to separate from our body and emotions. We disconnect the thoughts from the emotions to survive the story we just lived.

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