Category Archives: Health

What it Means to “Hold Space” for People, Plus Eight Tips on How to Do it Well

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. Continue reading

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Warning: “Hanging in There” is Destroying Your Health

Many people suffer from stress-related illness. Here’s a great article on the long-term effects of pushing forward, even when your body is screaming for you to stop. Continue reading

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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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