Category Archives: therapy

February 26

10 Therapy Hacks

1. Say no. No is a good word, not a bad one. When you say no and you are simply acknowledging that you have met a limit or capacity. We have a capacity for giving, being awake, running, eating, and everything else that we do. When you say yes and mean no, you may feel […]

Complaint vs. Criticism from the Gottman Institute

Check out the Gottman Blog for relationship tips and tools!

“Shrinking Women” by Lily Myers

Watch this fantastic performance by Lily Myers, “Shrinking Women” “I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the entrance of men into their lives, not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave.” – Lily Myers

Betty White, Spirit Day, & Pride

Mark your calendars and wear purple for Spirit Day, October 17th, 2013! #SpiritDay

What is Co-Narcissism?

If you’re having an, “oh great, one more thing to worry about” response to the unfamiliar word “Co-Narcissism,” you’re not alone. I am not a proponent of inventing and loosely wielding new psychological problems, diagnoses, and concerns for people seeking help and understanding through their interpersonal conflicts, low self-esteem, and a myriad of other problems […]

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 20

Susan Sontag on Art

Monday (late afternoon) Motivation! “Modern aesthetics is crippled by its dependence upon the concept of ‘beauty.’ As if art were ‘about’ beauty—as science is ‘about’ truth!” September 10, 1964 As always, much love to Brain Pickings & Maria Popova for producing conversation and inspiration. This work is for sale on Etsy.com by wendy macnaughton – […]

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 […]