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Time: Our Most Precious Gift

I am sitting here on my living room couch, surrounded by the life that I have created. From the high-energy dog sitting across from me to the curtains hanging on my bay window to the quality of my thoughts--I am acutely aware that these are all things that I have chosen and invited into my… Continue reading Time: Our Most Precious Gift

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Leaving Behind your Role in your Family System

I wanted to be therapist since I was a young kid. That's weird, right? For as long as I can remember, this was my dream job. Other kids were dreaming of being professional basketball players, Hollywood movie stars, doctors, etc, and I was dreaming of sitting in an office listening to someone talk about their… Continue reading Leaving Behind your Role in your Family System

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In Order to Follow your Path

    In order to follow your path, sometimes you need to be willing to let go of that which does not serve you. We've heard this a million times; I know I have. It sounds great, profound..powerful, but what does it actually mean? It means that you are willing to walk away from others/let… Continue reading In Order to Follow your Path

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Myths About High-Functioning Depression

"You don't seem depressed,"  "What do you have to be sad about?" "But you are so successful," "You look great, you're not depressed" are some of the things that are often said to people who experience high-functioning depression. High-functioning depression is very dangerous because most often, people who struggle with it appear to be very… Continue reading Myths About High-Functioning Depression

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The Power of Awareness

  Often times, we are clueless about the motivation behind our actions. We can be quick to blame others, to attack others, and to find fault in others. We act, react, and repeat. It’s a cycle. Most of the time, we don’t think too much about the why or how of it.   Life is… Continue reading The Power of Awareness

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The Silver Lining

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   I've always loved the term "silver lining." I was never quite sure of its' origins, though, so I did some research to… Continue reading The Silver Lining

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How to Stand in your Power

  Whether it’s in a relationship, at work, or at home, standing in your power is a profoundly powerful skill to master. Like anything in life, it becomes easier with practice. Here are 10 simple steps:   Be clear, specific, and concise about what is it that you need.   This is the first step… Continue reading How to Stand in your Power