Tag Archive: Trust

Sep 25

Healing from Childhood Trauma

A friend of mine told me a secret she had been carrying for twenty years. She was sexually molested when she was a child. She went on to tell me she felt a horrible shame all of her life about what happened to her. The trauma left her feeling broken, damaged and unworthy. The effects …

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Oct 10

Values: Citizenship, Environment, and Community

Opportunities abound for you to express your value in the life domain of citizenship, environment and community. I look at this domain as connection to community on earth along with the relationship that is created between the two. I volunteer as time allows. Here are some commitments to activities I have been involved with: Home Owner Association: …

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Jul 02

Free to be Yourself

With the 4th of July on Monday I ask, “Do you feel free to be yourself? I believe being yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can offer to  yourself and to others. I find when I am authentic I attract other people who also are authentic. Of course, being authentic is being able to be vulnerable which …

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Jun 26

Feeling Isolated Got You Down?

Do you ever feel isolated?  Would you like to have more support in your life?  What is the solution? After going into private practice I began to feel isolated.  I missed the support of a team of professionals I considered my peers.  The solution was to form a peer consultation group.  My wish was to …

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Apr 16

Biggest Bang for the Buck: Part Four ~ Ending Therapy and Saying Good-Bye

This is part four of a four part series on how to find a therapist and make the most of your therapy sessions. Part One: When to Seek Therapy Part Two: Interview Questions Part Three: Help Yourself Therapy starts with the end in mind.  The end begins the moment you make your first appointment.  There is …

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Apr 09

Biggest Bang for the Buck: Part Three ~ Help Yourself

This is part three of a four part series on how to find a therapist and make the most of your therapy sessions. Part One: When to Seek Therapy Part Two: Interview Questions Part Four: Ending Therapy and Saying Good-bye You have made a decision on a therapist and you are now ready to begin Make …

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Apr 02

Biggest Bang for the Buck: Part Two ~ Interview Questions

This is part two of a four part series on how to find a therapist and make the most of your therapy sessions. Part One: When to Seek Therapy Part Three: Help Yourself Part Four: Ending Therapy and Saying Good-Bye The next step after you decide why and if you want therapy is to make a …

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Mar 26

Biggest Bang for the Buck:Part One ~ When to Seek Help

This is part one of a four part series on how to find a therapist and make the most of your therapy sessions. Part Two: Interview Questions Part Three: Help Yourself Part Four: Ending Therapy and Saying Good-Bye A question I hear from my friends and acquaintances is, “Should I make an appointment with a …

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Jan 25

Toons-Day: The Bathtub Test

LOL Tour

I found this cute test on Barry Erdman’s website, Boulder Therapist,  I visit his site often when I want a quick fix on laughter. I believe laughter can help us heal and be kinder to ourselves. LOL.   During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether …

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Oct 18

Adventures in Present Moment (part 3)

Last week I wrote about the adverse conditions at as we crossed the continental divide. The lessons I learn from adversity are some of the most valuable lessons in life. One of those lessons is in choosing people who are trustworthy. Since we are all interdependent, finding people who we can depend upon allows us …

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