May 09

A reminder from Dr. Dan Siegel

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 […]

Frida Kahlo on Pain

Illustration by John Lyttle This interesting (therapy-related) portrayal of one of Frida Kahlo’s famous quotes about living with and processing her pain caught my attention today. The original quote reads: “I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.” […]

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, […]

February 07

On Growth & New Office Space

Sol Associates and Sol Community Counseling are both experiencing exciting transitions with growth and expansion!  I’m thrilled to be a part of this healing community and to have the ability to see more clients in a new space on Medical Parkway.  I’m also excited that the Sol family will be more accessible and available to […]

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