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What Do I Do Now? authenticity conflict coping trauma vulnerability

As therapy progresses, I have had many clients ask this question in one way or another.  When we have enough negative and traumatic experiences early on in life, it’s easy to move into...

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Grieving in the Midst of Birthing coping emotions grief transformation

I want life to get back to normal.

Against our will, we all just left the warm, soothing, familiar comforts of the uterus.  The uterus, representing our old lives before the pandemic, was a...

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Take A Deep Breath…. coping crisis transformation

…and slowly let it go….like 4 seconds slow.  Slowing down the exhale signals the parasympathetic nervous system to relax the body.

How are you all doing during this global...

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Boredom. . .not always a bad thing coping emotions freedom productivity

Years ago, I found myself telling a client that throwing punches and chairs at a casual summer bbq was not actually normal behavior.  I don't like to use the word "normal" with my clients...

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Why Positive Thinking Doesn't Work coping emotions self soothing stress management

"I try to think positively...I try to say my affirmations, but I still feel bad about myself."

Have you heard these statements before?  Positive thinking has been part of mainstream...

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Going with The Flow coping freedom lifestyle spirituality

Just go with the flow. It's a phrase you hear a lot these days. But what does it actually mean?  How do I do it?  And why do I need to do it?

Let me answer that last question first. Why...

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Time to Play! coping freedom lifestyle play stress management

We're days away from Memorial Day weekend and here in the Pacific Northwest we are finally seeing little glimpses of Spring & Summer with sunny days and warmer temps.  Lawnmowers are...

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Reaction or Over-Reaction? conflict coping emotional brain self love

What's the difference, right?

A reaction is usually an emotionally-neutral response to something or someone. An over-reaction is NOT emotionally neutral.  Not. At. All.
And why do we...

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