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Boundaries Bootcamp

Boundaries Bootcamp is a 6-hour coaching package offered in 3, 2-hour sessions designed to boost an person’s ability to identify where they need boundary boosters in their life; practical tools to use at work, at home, and socially; and troubleshooting obstacles to sustaining healthy, resilient boundaries around time, talents, body, money, emotional energy, and more.…
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December 1, 2017 0

Tools: Self-Compassion Deck

I got this new deck of #SelfCompassion cards by Chris Willard, PsyD; Mitch Abblett, PhD; and Tim Desmond, LMFT that I’ve been using in my office. At the end of sessions, I fan out the cards and have a client pick one. I make a copy or they take a picture of that card and then that…
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October 26, 2017 0

[taking up space]

don’t be so humble with your whispering ways and sotto vocce give sound to your story give volume to your voice the world cannot learn all you have to teach when you remain quiet don’t be so humble shrinking, shriveling wilting into corners and shadow sidelines there is ample room for the breadth and depths…
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October 19, 2017 0

Israelite Tango [Guest Blog]

#ThrivingThoughts Guest Blog invites you to hear the vibrant and diverse voices from across our community far and wide.  Each month this space will feature writers across a myriad of fields, professions, disciplines, and practices sharing insights, reflections, challenges, and inspiration.  If you read something that stirs you to thought or action, please let that…
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October 12, 2017 0

Trauma, Loss, and Clutter

Studies show that there’s a strong link between clutter (lots and lots of it) in the home and experiences of profound loss and/or trauma.  This morning my trunk is loaded with the first pile (of many) of items for the thrift store. I also filled a large city trash bin last night. It may seem…
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October 5, 2017 0

Walk it Out

I’m excited to announce the addition of outdoor Walk it Out therapy sessions for individuals.  We will utilize a beautiful 0.7mile, tree-lined, sidewalk path around my office to move our bodies and our thoughts.  When we feel stuck, movement–especially walking–can help us shift our perspective, move our cognitive clutter around, and mine fresh ideas for…
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September 23, 2017 0

Soul Maintenance

Soul Maintenance is a phrase I like to use to describe the counseling process.  While there are times where our relationships break down and need serious repair, other times aspects of our lives may be running smoothly but would benefit from a tune up.  Counseling does not always need to be reserved for the break-down moments. …
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September 16, 2017 0