In: change

Therapy and Curling
September 20, 2012

Therapists are like the sweepers in the winter olympic sport of curling. Curling, for those who are not intrigued by the…

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Self Confirming Beliefs
September 18, 2012

There are dangerous ideas that can shape an entire life. Ideas that suggest that “no one will ever really love me”…

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Codependent no more
September 18, 2012

We have never been big fans of the way the term “codependent” evolved in the non-professional world into a way of…

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Shamelessness
August 29, 2012

We think it’s about time for a little shamelessness. We have spent our entire lives trying to help people with moods…

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Mood and Reality: Mood’s Ability to Shape Perception and Interactions
August 24, 2012

We have been thinking for a while about how mood powerfully creates our reality. And how hard it is to hold…

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Reward the Effort
August 23, 2012

Why is it so hard to make positive changes in our lives? A woman we have been working with came in…

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Vulnerability
August 5, 2012

Recent research points to vulnerability as an important component of deep, meaningful connection to others and to life. But, for some, just hearing…

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Self Compassion
August 1, 2012

I once worked with a lovely woman who had a personal assistant who yelled at her all day.  She hurled insult after…

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Procrastination
July 31, 2012

Getting things done can be a real struggle when you are experiencing low mood. When we are depressed, we lack the…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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Heroism
July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Crisis Prevention
July 16, 2012

If you are feeling OK but planning on making some changes that might affect your mood, now is the time to…

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The Antidepressant without Side Effects
July 5, 2012

Medications for depression can be life saving, but for many people they have disturbing side effects. But there is one antidepressant…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Why You Should Journal
July 2, 2012

We are strong believers in the value of paying attention. We define what is important in our lives by what we…

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Acceptance: Helpful Readings
June 22, 2012

Aacceptance. We have been influenced by many people in setting up this website. One of those great thinkers is a man…

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Changing Bad Habits: Helpful Resources
June 19, 2012

If you talk to anyone who has worked to help people with serious bad habits (smoking, sex addiction, gambling, drug use)…

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