Category Archives: Books

Have You Lost Your ESSENCE?

Among the topics of discussion was a review of the neurological changes in the adolescent brain and the four extraordinary features that emerge as a result. Dr. Siegel believes these qualities are the ESSENCE of cultivating vitality and maintaining optimal brain health throughout the lifespan. Continue reading

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Self-Compassion

An amazing resource I have been sharing with clients recently is a book by Dr. Kristin Neff called Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.  Dr. Neff is a faculty member and researcher at The University of Texas at Austin. … Continue reading

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Remove Your Inner Thorn

Anyone who is alive has experienced moments that are painful, hurtful, even wounding.  Sometimes these injuries can become debilitating, while other times, we simply lick our wounds and move on.  In this interesting interview, Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, speaks … Continue reading

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Five Losing Strategies in Relationships

In his book, The New Rules of Marriage, prominent family therapist, Terrence Real lists common strategies many people use in relationships that actually reduce the odds of getting what you want from your partner.  Can you identify with any of these? 1.  Needing to … Continue reading

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Is the Universe Friendly?

I’m reading a book called The Trance of Scarcity: Stop Holding Your Breath and Start Living Your Life by Victoria Castle. This book calls into question a central story most of us living in American culture have internalized: (1) I … Continue reading

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Reality Slap

I recently read Dr. Russ Harris’s book, The Reality Slap: How to Find Fulfillment When Life Hurts.  This is a wonderful book for anyone who is dealing with the emotional aftermath of being “slapped” by a life experience that is … Continue reading

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The Power of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is an unavoidable part of life, yet most people have no idea what to do with it.  University of Houston professor, Dr. Brene Brown, has a very powerful message about vulnerability in this excellent TED talk.  I have referred many of … Continue reading

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