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Setting Solid Boundaries in 3 Steps Nov 25, 2022

Boundaries are much needed in any relationship. They help us communicate the types of behaviors we are or are not willing to tolerate. This not only shapes the actions of those around us, but it communicates to our inner child that we are here to protect him/her/them.

If we do not have clear...

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3 Important Aspects of the Grief and Loss Process Oct 07, 2022

 

And now begins the holiday season, which for some people brings about thoughts and memories of whom we are missing in our lives. Although many people tend to think of Halloween, or even Día de los Muertos as holidays that derive from sinister beliefs and practices, the truth is far...

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My Eclectic Approach to Therapy Aug 19, 2022

Let’s say it’s your first time in therapy, and you know you need help, but you’re not super thrilled about telling a stranger your life story. Maybe you anticipate a “blank slate” -type-therapist who mostly says “mmm-hmm” and takes mysterious notes.

Or...

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Positive Affirmations to Retrain Your Brain affirmations cbt positive affirmations positive psychology skills Mar 25, 2022

Affirmations are one of the most powerful ways to help us change the way we feel at any particular moment. Unlike a general statement of “positive attitude,” an effective affirmation is a custom designed statement that specifically targets your particular negative core beliefs. Since...

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3 Steps to a Fulfilled Request communication couples therapy dr. megan rhoads marriage partner partnership relationship request Mar 11, 2022

We’ve all been there - Partner does something that gets on our last nerve, and we react with the timeless response, “How many times do I have to ask you to _____?” Although we know that’s not necessarily the most sure-fire way to get what we want, we may find ourselves...

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Deliberate Connection with Gratitude Feb 25, 2022

We know what it feels like to be grateful toward someone. The warm-fuzzies felt in the body, maybe a smile on your face, or perhaps the sentimental “happy tears”. It feels good, right?

But did you know that there is a science to actively practicing gratitude that brings a whole host...

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Use The Calming Phrase to Cope Through Anxiety anxiety calm cbt positive psychology skills trauma coping Feb 11, 2022

“I’m too wired to sleep,” is a phrase I hear from many of patients, and almost all of them with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) make similar statements. Humans, like all other animals, are surviving machines. So if we perceive a threat, we have several intricate...

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5 Ways to Sleep Better Without Sleeping Longer Feb 01, 2022

Virtually every psychotherapy patient and executive coaching client I have spoken to tells me they have no time to sleep the recommended 7 to 9 hours for adults. And although some ARE able to find a little extra time for shut-eye once we start to shift priorities, there are still many of you who...

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