Gratitude

Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

Positive psychology presents a compelling argument for cultivating happiness. Those who walk the talk report more satisfying relationships, better health and a brighter outlook on life. Make no mistake, the goal is not to be happy all the time. It’s about developing the skill base […]

Tapping Your Potential

Tapping Your Potential

Vibrant health is dynamic and multifaceted. Research shows a connection between body, mind and spirit, yet they continue to be treated separately. For example, soul is thought by many to be the exclusive province of religion. When in fact it extends beyond that to include […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Therapy is two people joining together to co-create a relationship for change through a sacred union of trust. It’s an honor and a privilege to witness another’s story. I’m grateful to every journeyer who has walked through my door. To all of them and all […]

The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”  – Gertrude Stein There is now evidence that when we share our gratitude – whether in words, kindness, or gifts – we nurture our relationships. Expressing appreciation brings people closer together, strengthening the ties that bind. Of course, […]

Prevailing Winds

Prevailing Winds

“You are made in the image of what you desire.” – Thomas Merton A single gust of wind won’t alter the shape of a tree. Yet when you see a patch of the trees all leaning to the west, the lasting effects of the prevailing […]

Appreciation Matters

Appreciation Matters

Gratitude is mindfulness in action. It requires heightened awareness of our environment. And nowhere is the impact more deeply felt than in our personal relationships. One of the most common mistakes couples make is the “assumption error.” This occurs when we assume our partner knows […]

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We all know negativity. It looms large and is easy to spot.  Negativity pervades your self-talk and your judgments. It bleeds into your relationships, eroding goodwill. Making matters worse, unchecked negativity breeds health damaging negative emotions – anger, contempt, and depression – that seep into […]

“Thanks!”

Exploring how kindness and appreciation flow back and forth in couples, Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., examined how people habitually express appreciation to their partners. Turns out some people say “thanks” better than others. Whereas many people express their appreciation to others by highlighting the benefit they […]

Surrender

Surrender

Ishvara Pranidhana, or surrender, presupposes that we are part of something larger – call it God, spiritual energy, or life. It is believed this force is greater than us and wants us to thrive. If you think of this “energy” as nature, it’s easy to […]