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Unapologetic Healthy Boundaries

Unapologetic Healthy Boundaries

When we establish healthy boundaries, it defines clearly what is appropriate behavior in our relationships – intimate, friendship, professional, etc. This practice is crucial for self-care and positive functional relationships. Each person is unique as to how those...

Shadow Work is Psychotherapy

Shadow Work is Psychotherapy

The psychoanalyst Carl Jung, and one of my personal favorites, identified the collective unconscious which is comprised of eight archetypes. Self: The center of the personality or psyche — your conscious awareness Shadow: The dark and emotional aspect of your psyche...

Constant Search for Balance

Constant Search for Balance

We hear it from our doctors, therapists, parents, and others that we need to find balance, but what is that really and how does it feel? You may be surprised to know that the answer is much more holistic and involves many factors and so the image of the scales with...

Practicing the Pause

Practicing the Pause

In our everyday life, many times emotion overrides logical and rational thoughts. We sometimes have regrets after we say or do something driven by emotion and wish we would have done it differently. In addition, nervous energy can seem to take the reins of our...

Hyper-Independence: Men

Hyper-Independence: Men

What does hyper-independence look like in men? I have written about hyper-independence as a general topic and about the impact on generations of women. The extreme autonomy and self-reliance that invokes extreme discomfort when contemplating asking for help. There are...

Earthing: Get Grounded!

Earthing: Get Grounded!

Earthing means to sync the body to the natural rhythms of the earth, and it is essential to be connected to the earth to restore and maintain health. When you touch the ground with your bare feet or body, it is called “grounding.” Science Behind Earthing There have...

Hyper-Independence: Generations of Women

Hyper-Independence: Generations of Women

Last month I wrote about the trauma response labeled hyper-independence as a general topic. To review, hyper-independence is when autonomy and self-reliance has been taken to the extreme. These people typically have a fear or extreme discomfort with allowing others to...

Hyper-Independence: A Trauma Response

Hyper-Independence: A Trauma Response

The culture in the United States centers around the concept of independence, capitalism, and making it on your own. Society praises people who can take care of themselves, are self-made, and have hard-won success while any form of dependence is looked down upon and...

Compassion for the Younger Generations

Compassion for the Younger Generations

We are accustomed to hearing the older generations criticizing the younger ones, but it is worse than ever with Gen Z and Alpha upon us. It is easy to criticize someone or a group of people who are not like us whether it is age, race, religion, gender, career choice,...

Time for Silence

Time for Silence

The world around us is fast-paced and many people have resolved to this as their reality. Expectations other put on us we own without question, definitions of success set by someone other than ourselves, dreams imposed upon us that aren’t really our own dreams, and...