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Balance

It seems to be the word a lot of people are using these days. What is balance?  Balance is the capacity to hold present anxiety, fears, bad feelings and thoughts with an awareness that we can’t control the next moment, … Continue reading

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Living With Uncertainty

Living with uncertainty causes fear in many people. What will happen tomorrow and the day after? Although uncertainty is a natural part of life and always present for everyone; making changes may be especially hard when the future is simply … Continue reading

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Resilence

Defintion: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.  Humans can endure a lot.The passage of time coupled with mental and physical strength make us all resilient during stressful times.Holding this challenge is hard at times, making some want to … Continue reading

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Being With What Is!

There are things we don’t want to happen, but we have to accept; things we don’t want to know but we have to learn; and people whom we can’t live without, but we have to let go.

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Avoidance

Avoidance is the hope that with time and unconsciousness the painful unresolved feelings or issue will go away. But, we know, it never does and all too often, avoiding what needs to be addressed makes the problem worse.  Avoidance is fueled … Continue reading

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THE PAUSE BUTTON

To sit with…the anxious moments of life…with uncertainty and not knowing is hard.  We think if we know what’s going to happen…which is I’m possible; or in some control what is going to happen…our lives will be easier. So, we … Continue reading

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Our Bodies

My primary care physician said, “If we don’t take care of our bodies, where will we live?”  Learning how to honor our bodies by taking proper care of nutrition, exercise and rest needs is big aspect of healing in psychotherapy. Sometimesour … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is often not easy to do with self or others.  There are often deep wounds of betrayal and hurt that keep one stuck and in a victim role.  If one was raised with critical judgmental parents, for example, with … Continue reading

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Healing Trauma

The myriad effects of trauma can effect one’s life in many ways.  The most common aspect named as helplessness.  This is a feeling we will do almost anything to get away from; whether it is avoiding others. blaming others, medicating … Continue reading

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Stillness

Imagine the beauty, quiet and stillness after a snow storm.  Everything stops; mother nature says ‘listen.’  And what are we listening for?  We are listening for the inner quiet beyond all thoughts, below the busyness of our minds and the … Continue reading

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