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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Janet Luhrs article about my book

How Susan Merrill got to the bottom of her anxiety and depression

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Valentine’s Day Shopping

Another store is carrying our book – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! EastWest Bookshop of Seattle has a lovely display with gift ideas for your loved ones – or for your Self. Stop by and check them out. They are located at: 6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (in Roosevelt Square, above […]

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Upcoming Workshop!

  Dave is holding a workshop based on our book “Reconnecting to Self: How to Create a Better Relationship with…You!” This workshop is being held at: Studio Beju, 15630 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019. (Duvall is located approximately 40 minutes east of Seattle). Feb. 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more […]

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How Do You Reconnect To Your Self?

This snapshot shows one of my favorite ways to reconnect to my Self – a day of sailing. The sound of the waves, the sun, sky, wind, and the motion of the boat provides a space that is very restorative. My problems drift away and I am, for the moment, at peace. When I’ve reconnected […]

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Cute Store in Costa Mesa, CA

I found the greatest store in Costa Mesa! It’s called “The Latest Thing” and is located at 1576 Newport Blvd. They sell all kinds of healing items including books, gifts,12 Step and recovery products, crystals, spiritual items, jewelry etc. And guess what?!? They are now selling my book “Reconnecting to Self: How to Create a […]

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Do the Best You Can

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou What a lovely way to start the New Year with a reminder from Maya Angelou to connect with your Self by “doing your best.” Imagine what your world will look like when you set an intention to […]

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