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Experience Deep Joy: How to Find Lasting Happiness and Joy

Experience Deep Joy: How to Find Lasting Happiness and Joy

Understand Your Emotional Blueprint  After a lifetime of conflict with his father, 45-year-old Cal came into therapy to understand and hopefully resolve their relationship. Even though he wanted to change, Cal found himself reacting like a young child as soon as...

How To Help Someone With Depression

How To Help Someone With Depression

Sandra noticed her close friend Abby was not returning text messages or calls. Abby recently canceled a plan with Sandra at the last minute. She’d also stopped playing racquetball at the gym. The one time Sandra and Abby did meet for coffee in the past month, Abby...

Dan’s Search for Energetic Wholeness and Love

Dan’s Search for Energetic Wholeness and Love

Like all the characters I write about, Dan is fictional. I created him to illustrate a common dilemma many high functioning men and women I see in my private Integrative Body Psychotherapy practice have: finding energetic wholeness. Any similarities to a real person...

How to Set Boundaries: For Breathing Room and Space

How to Set Boundaries: For Breathing Room and Space

In my first Boundaries blog “How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First”, I ended with Lisa feeling an odd pressure inside to sometimes push her partner, Sean, away. These feelings came as a surprise. Lisa originally came in for therapy longing for more connection...

How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First

How to Set Boundaries: Connect Inside First

You have a boundary. We all do. Unlike a fence between neighbors that visually defines a boundary, your boundary is energetic. You feel it when someone stands too close to you and you feel a desire to step away. You can also feel it when someone is too far away and...

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