Month: March 2015

Celebrating Therapeutic Gains

Celebrating Therapeutic Gains

I sometimes wonder if the perception and purpose of therapy has been tainted by movies and media. There seems to be an understanding that “good therapy” occurs only when you cry your eyes out or unearth the deepest trenches of personal suffering. To be fair, […]

Our Innate Wisdom

Our Innate Wisdom

Each of us was born with the perfected wisdom of the awakened mind. We ate when hungry, slept when tired and laughed when playful. By the same miracle that we forget the memories of birth, do we gradually forget the truth of our being. In […]

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude defies a simple definition. It can be experienced as an emotion or a state of being. It can inspire us to act with compassion or align us to something greater than ourselves. Yet throughout all these definitions, there is an underlying theme. Connection. Gratitude […]

The Struggle

The Struggle

My niece asked me in earnest how I went about things before the internet. For me, it was a coupling of ignorance and need. As a result I was fearless at times and this carried over into other endeavors, opening doors otherwise shut by fear. […]

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

When it comes to behavioral learning, the heat of a moment is not a teachable one. Especially with kids. Your child’s already limited executive functioning isn’t on-line. He’ll be able to learn after everyone has calmed down and you’ll be able to teach a lot […]

Tame the Crave

Tame the Crave

Ever notice that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? Coincidence or not, many of us turn to sweets as a means for self-soothing. Unfortunately, the relief is temporary and invariably causes more trouble down the road. Here are some helpful ways to tame the crave the […]