Do you have something, or someone, in your life who makes your head explode? ______ As a therapist, I am supposed to like everyone, right? No, I don’t. I’m human too. As a therapist, I am supposed to like everyone, right? No, I don’t. I’m human too. Most days I feel that I am a … More Making Peace with Our Tormentors
“Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are We’re quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do” Linkin Park “Depression is living a frozen life. Stuck inside of our darkest moments. Unable to move. Excruciating dark attention.” For the rest of the article, “If … More Depression is Living a Frozen Life
It’s true: Taking little risks, every day, will help you to feel more alive. We cannot control happiness, but when we can live more by our values, we will feel more alive. So will coffee, being outside in sub-zero weather, seeing the latest Star Wars movie, or having a near-death experience, buying a new house … More Taking Little Risks Every Day Will Help You to Feel More Alive
What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened. T. S. Eliot, “Burn Norton” Does slowing down make you feel anxious? You are not alone. Read the article, “If … More The Courage to Notice Your Self
The moment I saw myself, I would not trade that for anything ___ “Think about New Year’s resolutions. Anecdotally it’s safe to say that a significant majority of those desired behavioral shifts fall by the wayside fairly quickly. The gyms are full in January; February, not so much. One missing ingredient is self-observation. For illustrative … More If You Slow Down for a Moment, What Are You Afraid to See?
It’s a tough question: “How would you describe your relationship with your parents, growing up?” I have asked many clients this question. And in some of my quieter moments, the question also sits with me. Our relationship with our parents will stay with us John Lennon was wrong: “Love is NOT all you need…” As … More Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?
“It’s not age that makes you wise.” Imagine Dragons • • • Wisdom… I used to think that being wise would make you well. After living for half a century, I think I’ve learned a few things. But most of what I’ve learned has come through facing hard things, learning from my failures and from … More You Can’t Age Your Way into Good Mental Health
What can we do about our stuff? The answer to this question is not easy, nor is it quick. And sometimes there is no answer. There is no prescription for handling all of the stuff that you will face in your recovery or your life. I have found that it is helpful to invest more of my … More Here is What You Can Do If You Feel Bad Because You Are Stuck on Trying to Feel Good
I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. I strive to be healthy. I practice acceptance, awareness and openness to what is. But I can’t seem to avoid the pull back to my addiction to feeling good. For full article, “When is Feeling … More I Am Addicted to Feeling Good
One danger of sitting with our stuff is to get caught inside your head, thinking all of the time instead of doing what you need to do. But realize this one thing: the act of thinking IS action. Action always begins inside. But sometimes we don’t take the time to reflect, we react on impulse. … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 2