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What Do I Do Now? authenticity conflict coping trauma vulnerability

As therapy progresses, I have had many clients ask this question in one way or another.  When we have enough negative and traumatic experiences early on in life, it’s easy to move into...

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Grieving in the Midst of Birthing coping emotions grief transformation

I want life to get back to normal.

Against our will, we all just left the warm, soothing, familiar comforts of the uterus.  The uterus, representing our old lives before the pandemic, was a...

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Take A Deep Breath…. coping crisis transformation

…and slowly let it go….like 4 seconds slow.  Slowing down the exhale signals the parasympathetic nervous system to relax the body.

How are you all doing during this global...

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Meaning & Purpose... freedom identity purpose spirituality transformation

...are the keys to a happy, fulfilling life.  That's it.  It's not fancy and it doesn't involve acquiring stuff.  Discovering your purpose and finding a path that is meaningful to...

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Parenting Advice, Maybe... parenting support

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...

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Trust forgiveness 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...

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Letting Go freedom letting go practice

 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...

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Boredom. . .not always a bad thing coping emotions freedom productivity

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...

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Why Positive Thinking Doesn't Work coping emotions self soothing stress management

"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...

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