Intimacy…..what is it?

Is there someone with whom you can share your deepest feelings without fearing shame or being teased? Does your partner/friend openly welcome your deepest soul expression? Do you feel prized, loved and respected in your relationship? Intimacy feels like this!...
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Trapped in fear

Have you ever been paralyzed by your fears? Often our responses to negative events are based on fear! Other strong emotions like anger or sadness are sometimes the frosting covering fear. Fear is powerful…. Fear of change…. Fear of the...
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Spring Things

Help someone with spring clean up Make cookies with someone you love Include a Needy Person Invite a neighbor for Lunch Read a favorite story Listen….. Take a quiet moonlit walk Make a home-made gift Take a kid to the...
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Hypnosis as a Therapy Technique

Hypnosis is a common but misunderstood phenomenon. Whenever you daydream or “checkout” during an activity, you are in a hypnotic trance. It is a natural state of deep relaxation. When we use hypnosis in therapy, this relaxed state allows clients...
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ANXIETY!!!

Anxiety…butterflies in the stomach…sweaty palms…the “what if” thoughts…feeling jumpy and nervous…can’t catch my breath… Anxiety is an emotion I have felt in recent months. I felt anxious to start a new job, thinking “what if I don’t get any new...
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Am I Depressed???

In the last 2 weeks have you been bothered by little interest or pleasure in doing things? Have you been feeling down, depressed or hopeless? The following are symptoms of depression: Feelings of sadness and loss of hope Feelings of...
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Things that really matter……

We’ve heard it said that no one on their deathbed laments about not spending more time at work or similar endeavors. So what do we regret when the reality of life’s end comes our way? More important, how can we...
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Change your Life in 5 Practical Steps

It’s the end of the year and you’re taking stock of how things have been going in your life. You’re pretty discouraged and wonder how next year might work out a little better. It looks like other people have better...
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Recent Observations on Courage

As a psychologist, I have a special bird’s eye view of courage. Through my clients I get to see how resilient people really are and what the human spirit endures. So here goes…..courage is: Starting over when the one you...
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The Simple Art of Forgiveness

Frequent themes for people coming to our counseling practice are struggles with resentment, guilt and shame. The nasty event creating these negative emotions may easily qualify as ancient history, but no matter, folks tend to hold on to stuff! If...
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