What Are Your Invisible Rules?

People make meaning out of things to help them make sense of the world. We all construct reality different. Our brains take in information and use whatever else is in our memory banks to decide what the information means. This process results in invisible rules. These invisible rules can either help us or hurt us. When […]

Let the World See You

Everything and everyone is interconnected. People whom westerners see as primitive often still have and live with this knowing. When you see others and let the world see you, you embody that knowing. What am I talking about? The movie Avatar displayed this beautifully. In one of the final scenes, Neytiri holds Jake in his […]

Making Mistakes

I adore people who are willing to make mistakes because those are artists, creators, entrepreneurs, inventors, explorers, conquerors, and people who get to the end of their lives feeling like they have been here. Let’s look at some of the benefit of making mistakes. Making Mindful Mistakes Lead to Growth You can’t grow or create […]

How to Get a Good Night Sleep

Sleep is so underrated as an indicator of overall health. When you sleep well, so many wonderful things happen in your body that make your body feel better, your mind work better, and give you the opportunity to feel more present and connected. Here are some of the benefits of a good night sleep: As […]

Is Anybody Normal?

My client’s are so insightful! They ask the most fabulous questions. One recent question was, “Is anybody normal?” I can see why she’d ask that question. We live in a society where it seems like everyone is on an antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. Lots of people report having dysfunctional families. Substance abuse abounds. Relationships can […]

Positive Intentions of Negative Emotions

I have talked to some people who want to eradicate their undesirable traits and negative emotions. There are two big problems with this. The Law of Duality says that everything exists in opposite pairs. We know light because of dark and good because of bad. So, eradicating anything is actually impossible. The other big problem is […]

What To Do When You Can’t Afford Counseling

Professional counselors definitely have their role in health and wellness. They give you support, teach skills, give you motivation and encouragement to keep going, provide interventions that improve functioning, and challenge you to move beyond your present level of functioning. But what can you do when you can’t afford counseling? The American Holistic Health Association […]

Dream Therapy for Self-Growth

I think everyone is familiar with Sigmund Freud and his use of dreams to psychoanalyze people. Most therapists today no longer use this tool; however dream therapy is still useful. The clients I work with often love to use their dreams as therapy because it is such a personal approach. There are two important things […]

A Holistic View of the “Highly Sensitive Person”

There is this new mental health diagnosis (it’s not officially recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) going around called the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I’d like to present a holistic view of the “Highly Sensitive Person” here because I am hearing things about this spread by “experts” that are simply not […]

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Here are some quick tips on how to get most out of therapy. Shop Around Finding someone with the right fit is very important. Maybe you are more comfortable with someone of a specific gender, age range, or who has a specific skill set. Or maybe you just need to talk to the person first to […]