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When Is It Okay to Lie About Death?

When Is It Okay to Lie About Death?

This week, I sat, enthralled in a darkened movie theater watching a story unfold. Before the first scene, the line, “Based on an actual lie,” ran across the screen. The...
I’m a Therapist: Here’s What Annoys Me…

I’m a Therapist: Here’s What Annoys Me…

It really takes a lot to get on my nerves as a therapist. In fact, there are very few things that would actually annoy me when working with someone. But there is one thing I find myself frustrated by whenever the issue
Today I Love The Tin Can Rattle Of Rain In The Down Pipes

Today I Love The Tin Can Rattle Of Rain In The Down Pipes

Today I love the tin can rattle of rain in the down pipes and the tapping of big drops on roofs and sidewalks and streets and car tops. I love wet weather that sends me scurrying for a pullover or a sweater or a jumper or whatever you might call it....
Getting Off the Emotional Carousel

Getting Off the Emotional Carousel

We all have strong emotions from time to time. We have all had that experience of feeling “emotionally hijacked” in which we feel powerless against the influence our emotions have...
How to Empower Yourself When You Feel Powerless and Helpless

How to Empower Yourself When You Feel Powerless and Helpless

Lately, you’ve been feeling powerless and helpless. Maybe you’ve experienced a devastating loss. Maybe you’re going through a difficult situation, and you feel stuck. Maybe there’s always been an undercurrent...
Suicide Prevention: Are you up to the task?

Suicide Prevention: Are you up to the task?

I have a heavy heart tonight. This week has been a difficult week since it focused on suicide prevention. You can’t talk about prevention without being touched by the bad stuff,...
Creative Self-Care: Taking on a Teeny Tiny Project

Creative Self-Care: Taking on a Teeny Tiny Project

An excellent way to nourish ourselves is to connect to our creativity, to follow what we’re curious about, to use our hands (and hearts), to let our imagination run wild and free....
Me And Sleep

Me And Sleep

This is not how it’s supposed to work. Yesterday I went through my day after having slept only two hours the night before. Today I’m running on about eight to nine hours of sleep....
10 Ways Perfectionists Self-Sabotage

10 Ways Perfectionists Self-Sabotage

 Trying to do things perfectly often seems like a good idea, perhaps even essential to your success, but expecting perfection isn’t realistic....
Why People Stay Away From Therapy

Why People Stay Away From Therapy

Stigma keeps people out of therapy – lots of people. I went to great lengths to keep my mental illness a secret.  It

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