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How to Stay Focused On the Search for Inner Freedom

How to Stay Focused On the Search for Inner Freedom

The terms “being present” and “living in the now” have become clichés on the spiritual path and in the nondual tradition that has become increasingly popular in recent years. We...

How Isolation Hurts Your Bipolar Disorder

Being beautifully bipolar sometimes feels like our illness is something that we live with alone. We feel like no one gets us. Somehow bipolar disorder found us and how it is unfair....
Hi Mom: An Open Letter to my Mother

Hi Mom: An Open Letter to my Mother

Hi Mom, How are you? Did you get the Frangos? Little blast from the past, eh! I know you always liked them. Enjoy or as I always say in Julia Child’s honking voice when I serve Michael
3 Key Ingredients for Mature Love

3 Key Ingredients for Mature Love

We enter a partnership with good intentions and high hopes. But despite our best efforts, relationships often fail to fulfill their tender promise. What does it take to put the...
Today I Love Last Minute Lunch With Friends

Today I Love Last Minute Lunch With Friends

Today I love last minute lunch with friends, especially friends that we do other things with, like singing and curling and stuff. I love that we have so many varied interests when it comes to cuisine....
Your Very Own Monster-In-A-Box

Your Very Own Monster-In-A-Box

Therapists come up with all sorts of terminology to name this and that – we work with the same problems and ideas repeatedly, and need images and language to describe human experience....
How Do You Come To Terms With Traumatic Bereavement?

How Do You Come To Terms With Traumatic Bereavement?

The anniversary of a traumatic bereavement comes around again.  Another year has passed since you lost your beloved.  The grief is still there but it is a year older. Is it easier now? ...
Five Ways to Avoid Growth

Five Ways to Avoid Growth

The opening sentence in M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled, is this: “Life is difficult.” It’s a line that is famous for its honesty and brevity. Life is,...
When You Don’t Feel Good About Yourself

When You Don’t Feel Good About Yourself

You don’t feel good about yourself. In fact, you feel terrible. Maybe it’s your weight, your hips, your nose. Maybe it’s your inability to run or do push-ups....
Why Don’t Behavior Kids Understand How Exhausting They Are?

Why Don’t Behavior Kids Understand How Exhausting They Are?

For the sake of clarification, I don’t generally go around identifying children by their abilities or inabilities. When I say “behavior kids” here, I say it for the purpose of drawing in a group of people who will relate to the feeling of exhaustion....
How to Set Boundaries with Difficult People

How to Set Boundaries with Difficult People

We can all relate to feeling put upon and irritated by some people, but powerless to stop accommodating them. Though we take issue with their behavior, needs, or implicit demands,...
13 Ways to Support a Domestic Violence Victim

13 Ways to Support a Domestic Violence Victim

Margaret was a respected physician in her community with a successful practice, numerous accolades for her work, and patients who loved her empathetic demeanor. Yet, despite her accomplishments, she had...
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