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3 Nourishing Ways to Navigate Family Visits During the Holidays


Today, I'm honored to share an important guest post by Dezryelle Arcieri, a Washington-based therapist and yoga instructor. She provides super helpful tools and exercises to help us get centered and reconnect to our values as we navigate the holiday season. Reconnecting to our values is reconnecting to ourselves. Which, of course, is a pivotal part of self-care.
The holidays can be a joyous, exciting, and fun time, but they can also be challenging...
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Coping Strategies

When Trauma was King: 3 Ways to Miss It


When I'm treating patients for depression and anxiety I of course take a thorough history. What is often missed is long-ago trauma that has been repressed and buried. Traumatic memories can re-surfaces in the middle phases of therapy when trust is well-established. No news here. But the news is that trauma lives in the body (The Body Keeps the Score) so when we go back to revisit it, the therapist must go slow to...
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Mental Health

Freeing Yourself In Forgiveness

"Every road has some trouble in it- that's life." FeatherLeaf

The topic for today is forgiveness and how by forgiving others you could improve your mental health.

What Forgiveness Isn't



Forgiveness isn't minimizing or dismissing the wrong done to you.
Forgiveness isn't justifying the wrong done to you.
Forgiveness isn't surrender.
Above all forgiveness isn't weakness.

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Coping Strategies

Case Review – The Things That Change You :-)

Just a couple of reasons why therapy helps! Martin - was a grown man with dyslexia.  He was not dumb.  But his wife thought he was.  We worked together for seven years through his entire never-ending divorce to the graduation of his first child, and he finally came to accept himself for who he was: a big marshmallow.  Sadly I came to learn he was killed in a motorcycle crash several years ago.  I could never talk...
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Coping Strategies

Nell’s Journey Into Darkness and Return

  I first started seeing Nell because her Father, with whom she lived, said she was involved in self-harming and he knew nothing about it. Like most parents, Nell's father thought she was trying to kill herself, a terrifying thought since his own uncle had done that at the age of 40. Fortunately Nell's cutting was more of the emotional pain release variety, also quite serious nonetheless. Many therapists put self harm in the category...
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