October 13, 2019

I used to love the drama... Big emotions? Yes, please. Intensity? Bring it on.

Drama made me feel alive. It was the secret sauce that kept me from feeling bored with the routine of everyday life.

I loved to get worked up over what was happening in other people's lives, t...

May 13, 2019

No one else can tell you your purpose. It is something that you must discover and determine for yourself.

That doesn't stop others from trying to tell you what's best for you and who you should be, however. Your family probably has a few opinions, right? Or maybe it's y...

March 11, 2019

The famed psychologist and scholar, Abraham Maslow, once said:

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."

I'm really experiencing the truth of these words right now. Gr...

February 25, 2019

When I moved my private therapy practice from the Seattle-area to southern Oregon last year, I decided it was a good time to extricate myself from the constraints of being an insurance-based provider.

This was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I was scar...

December 4, 2017

One of my clients, Hannah, is on a cocktail of various medications to treat her anxiety, depression, type II diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. She has trouble keeping track of them all and complains that every time she goes to the doctor, he adds a new medic...

November 28, 2017

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving…

How are you feeling about the way you *managed* the feast?  The two most common approaches I see are:

  • Anything goes!  It’s a holiday—I will eat my way through the entire day without a care in the world.

  • White-knuckle it!  I wi...

November 20, 2017

Sometimes we are willing to accept things that we know are wrong because we believe it is the 'way of the world' and we are powerless against a force so large.

In response to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others, and the whole “Me Too” campaign, I have se...

August 14, 2017

Technology has made us soft.  And lazy.

Seriously, I order EVERYTHING from Amazon Prime. 

I have both an AC unit and a space heater in my office so the temperature can always be adjusted to my perfect comfort zone.

If I chose to, I could easily go the rest of my life with...

July 31, 2017

 I once had a boss do the nicest thing for me…she threw me a birthday party at work and she didn’t serve cake and ice cream. 

Nope.  No cake, no ice cream…instead she brought cashews, cheese, grapes, and dark chocolate—all my absolute favorite foods!   It was a lov...

July 24, 2017

I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day who was telling me that she really wanted to lose some weight.  She told me about her plan to do a little Master Cleanse, cut out certain foods most days, and allow some cheat meals/days.

I’m listening…I’m biting my t...

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