Category Archives: happiness

We Fight Together

http://youtu.be/RXIwkg3SXnU Today, especially today, I needed a reminder that I am not alone. It has been a difficult and disheartening few weeks on the civil rights front at home… attacks on women’s health, attacks on women in general, the invalidation of the Voting Rights Act, and case against George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old […]

May 21

Three Essential Facts About Feelings

A great, simple, left-brained introduction to the neurobiology of emotions! Worth a watch and further investigation if you are curious. The Theory of Emotion, Robert Plutchik Can’t find the right word to express yourself?  Use these Feeling Words for guidance! And don’t be scared of a dramatically illustrated cartoon image to help you out…

May 17

The Riddle: Anti-homophobia message from the U.N.

The United Nations calls for an International Day Against Homophobia today, May 17th, 2013.  Share in solidarity! For more information on human rights around the globe, visit the U.N. website.

April 29

Monday Motivation

Words of wisdom for your Monday morning! And a special thank you to a brilliant teacher and mentor, Gena Minnix 🙂

March 15

On writing, anxiety, and love

If you have never read Brain Pickings, I highly recommend this thoughtful, well-done, search for “interestingness” spear-headed by Maria Popova (@brainpicker) and the occasional guest writer. The writing at first glance often appears outside my comfort zone, but I’m usually drawn in to subjects that I might naturally toss aside as too lofty or inapplicable to my […]

February 18

Monday Motivation

Thank you, Alan Watts and Tragedy and Hope

February 14

A Valentine’s Day Must-Watch!

International author, therapist, and speaker Esther Perel always offer a diverse perspective on relationships, sex, and “erotic intelligence” so I was excited to see her featured on the Ted website.  Her Ted Talk, entitled “Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship,” offers a short refresher course on the origins of relationships, attraction, […]

The Therapeutic Alliance

Big thanks to Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. for writing this great article!  It deserves a re-blog because it discusses a central and essential element of therapy that is often misunderstood: the relationship between the therapist and client. The Therapeutic Alliance: The Essential Ingredient for Psychotherapy Take care, Elena

November 20

Your Tuesday To-Do List Just Got Much Shorter

 

November 18

Stop Stressing! You have permission :)

Stop Stressing! You have permission 🙂 http://ow.ly/folrC Thank you @ariannahuff