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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Power of Yoga

  It’s the inner quietness- the kind where you hear a penny drop. The quietness that allows you to hear birds chirping. The quietness that allows you to hear wind blowing The quietness that allows you to hear the natural buzzes of life.   This is why we do yoga. In the spaces of inner…