Category Archives: Health

Why Me?

“Why me?” is a question people often ask after experiencing a tragedy, but is this really the question to be asking? 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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Why Judging People Makes Us Unhappy

Criticism of others and self-criticism are two common topics in any therapist’s office.  Here is an insightful article on judgment that I found on www.tinybuddha.com. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau … Continue reading

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The Lethality of Loneliness

Below is an excellent article from www.newrepublic.com called “The Lethality of Loneliness:  We now know how it can ravage our body and brain.”  There is more and more evidence of our biologically-based need for connection and intimacy with others.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Can You Really Prepare for Loss?

I recently lost my father.  He had been ill for quite a while, so I had time to “prepare” for his passing.  After his death, one of the questions I found myself contemplating is whether we can ever really prepare … Continue reading

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Living with Your Hands Off Your Ears

Learning and growth only happen when we are willing to step out of our comfort zone, despite the fear and apprehension of doing so.  Immersing ourselves in the feared experience allows us to learn from it.  Here’s a great talk … Continue reading

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