Post Traumatice Growth

Post Traumatic Growth

You read the title correctly.  It’s not a typo.  I did not mean to say Post Traumatic Stress nor Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You’ve been



Brandi, one of my cyber gurus at Think Tank Designs, sent me an email encouraging me to pen a blog post on suicide.  My hand wavered


Beauty Will Save The World

“Beauty will save the world.”  This bold statement was penned by Fyodor Dostoevskh, the dynamic Russian author.  Preposterous?  Hyperbole?  A pipe dream?  Maybe, yet… Acts

Called to Evolve

Called To Evolve

“What a man can be, he must be.”  I’ve always gravitated to this quote from Abraham Maslow.  So much so that I’ve modeled much of

Emotional Gravity

Emotional Gravity

As if regular gravity isn’t complex enough (even foo physicists), I had to muddy the waters by introducing what I coined as emotional gravity. Like Newtons

It Matters Not

It Matters Not

I hear it all the time.  Personally I’ve fallen into this seductive trap.  It’s siren call can be compelling.  “She needs to change this about

Close a Door

To Open A Door To Close A Door

I have a tool I rarely use with clients.  I use it with great discretion as it’s so powerful.  There are advanced Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

Insurance Rant

My Insurance Rant

Confidentiality is important.  Nothing good happens without it.  Clients have already experienced trust issues.  The mental health system doesn’t need to add to it.  Enter

Turn the Page

Story Vesus Structure

More specifically, your personal life story versus how you structure your story in your mind.  Can you guess which one usually wins?  Your story – to your


Dream A Better Dream

Years ago, my granddaughters prevailed upon me to watch a show they were enthralled with, Shark Boy and Lava Girl.  It was delightfully whimsical and

You Got This

Blaming the Client

Yes, you read the heading correctly.  Blaming the client for not changing is all too common a practice among therapists.  Maybe they won’t be up

I don't Care

I Don’t Care About Your Problems

That’s right, I don’t care about your problems.  Your trauma, your abuse, your depression, your anxiety, your depression, the list goes on.  But you get

Don’t Trust Your Counselor

You read that correctly.  You don’t need your eye prescription checked.  Don’t trust your counselor! Clients are ever so ready to surrender their power to



Once is Enough Correction – once is more than enough. You or a loved one have experienced some type of trauma.  Physical abuse, sexual abuse, PTSD, the

Cotton Candy Rush

We Worship The Intellect

Truth be told, our culture worships the intellect.  We bow down in supplication to our minds.   Our intellectual bias is reflected everywhere.  It rears its