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Being Single- Our Relationship with Ourselves

Being Single- Our Relationship with Ourselves

As human beings, it is only natural for us to want to couple up. We are wired for connection.  We crave closeness, we seek to be seen and loved, and in return we want to love others. All of this is a part of the human experience, and it makes sense both biologically,...

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The Mind-Body Connection

The Mind-Body Connection

The more and more that neuroscientists and psychologists have been studying the mind, they have discovered how connected our brain and body are. We actually have a brain in our gut, our “gut brain” that has hundreds of millions of neurons and produces...

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The Myth About Therapy: ‘A One Session Fix’

The Myth About Therapy: ‘A One Session Fix’

I have spoken to and seen many clients who have never been to therapy before. Understandably it can be a scary and new thing to try, especially with most of the knowledge we have of therapy coming from movies, TV shows or some other form of media. I always speak with...

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The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

It is remarkable how much of the day we can get through without taking time to stop and pay attention to our breathing. We live in a time where life is so fast paces.  We are in the car, we eat in a rush, we are in and out of meetings all day, on the telephone...

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Back to Basics: Communicating Needs

Back to Basics: Communicating Needs

As couples therapist Sue Johnson has said, conflict is not the core issue between couples, emotional disconnection is. In other words, emotional disconnection is the illness, and conflict is the presenting symptom. Conflict can often grow out of a misunderstanding for...

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Parenting Adolescents: Extending the Olive Branch

Parenting Adolescents: Extending the Olive Branch

Being a parent has to be one of the toughest jobs in the world. No matter how many books you read or how much you do to prepare for having a child and being a parent, nothing can quite prepare you enough for the real deal. Every child is unique and has different...

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