Shameless Plug!

  The July/August 2017 issue of The Therapist, a professional magazine for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, has a review of my book Reconnecting to Self: How to Create a Better Relationship with…You!  Check it out!        

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The Wisdom of Emotions

Many of us label our emotions as either “positive” or “negative” and quickly push negative emotions away. We minimize them, distract ourselves away from them, numb them, or try to skip over them altogether to move quickly on to the next thing. Anything to stop feeling the painful emotion. Avoiding pain seems like it should […]

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You Are Amazing!

Try this in front of a mirror. Look into your eyes and say: “I am awesome,” “I am amazing.” or “I am the best thing that ever happened to me!” Can you do this without rolling your eyes, or saying, “yea, right?” Many of us are more likely to say something critical than nice: “I’m […]

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Why Self-Care is Important

Many people say that putting our needs before other’s is selfish or self centered. But when our own needs aren’t met, we start to feel depleted, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious. Providing care to others from this emotional space is difficult and there is little joy in our lives. Self care means we have to take […]

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