I periodically get into the mode of creative production. I develop these grand ideas, get excited and want to see them executed immediately. It’s happening. Now.
Do you know the common mistakes people make in psychotherapy? In our culture where shortcuts are queen, it can be challenging to take the long road in psychotherapy. It’s common for me as a therapist to hear of negative experiences people have with previous therapists.
There are plenty of mediocre or even terrible therapists out there.
But sometimes, the problem boils down to common mistakes clients make in therapy. If you want to get the most out of your investment, check out these five no no’s.
How to deal with insecurity in a relationship? They wouldn’t stop bickering. That was the crux of the voicemail beckoning my help in the form of marriage counseling. Returning the call, I understood my clients needed help, and our introductory 90-minute therapy session was on the books. I could feel the apprehension as our session began. I congratulated my clients on their collectively agreed upon decision to see a marriage therapist. Some would say that alone is a breakthrough … Read this example marriage counselor Dawn Wiggins shares about a couple who is dealing with marriage problems including insecurity, rejection, lack of trust, and how she helped them. (more…)
At the risk of sounding corny, if you read this blog post about gratitude, I am beyond grateful that you are in my life. When I reflect back on my personal growth this year; my readers have been a significant part of it.
With every email and blog post I write, I strive to share my authentic voice and teach something meaningful. The fact that you read my words is terrifying, humbling and my honor.
Do you have self esteem issues as a mom? I often struggle to keep my parenting insecurities in check. It feels like a constant internal struggle for my daughter’s approval. I swear she loves my husband more.
When she wants someone else more than me, the ugly jealousy monster arrives on the scene.
This has all been exacerbated by my weekly work commute since moving to Key Largo in the Florida Keys this year.
Are you choosing love? The world has problems. Biiiiig ones. Problems which seem impossible to scale. Gun violence, racism, sexual assault, climate change, bigotry, hate crimes, untreated mental health, tribalism, a culture of judgement and entitlement.
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It is not envy. It is not boast.
Love is …
The best lessons learned in life are the ones you can learn during a catastrophe. After the destruction of hurricane Harvey, everyone was taking the Irma threat seriously.
I started to consider whether we would evacuate. We live on an island. Our home is on the water.
The tide surge was a concern. Could we get washed into the sea?
I understood the potential outcomes.
Violence, destruction and fear are ripping apart the fabric of our lives. The important thing to understand is WE are equally culpable for the destruction we face. To cope with fear and the dangers of living; we must change our response.
Whether it is domestic violence, terrorism or street crime your most powerful choices involve managing your fear response. Violent and aggressive people are looking for power and control. They want you to feel debilitating fear – it shifts the power to their advantage. (more…)