How to Detox Your Life

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Clearing Away Things That Don’t Serve You “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.”  — C. Joy Bell If you want to live to your fullest potential, you…

Tell The Truth

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“You know, in the deepest part of your heart, that when you don’t tell the truth, the world falls apart.” ―Jordan B. Peterson. Honesty is good for your mental health Tell the truth. Like the fabric of your existence depends…

The Art of Self-Regulation

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A Love Story. Learning the Art of Self-Regulation. “We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix Dysfunctional childhoods often lead to emotional dysregulation in children and adults.  Conversely,…

Developing Inner Strength

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“… the point to my life is my growth or strengthening and (this) lies not merely in expanding but in ascending, which involves overcoming previous states of myself.“ – John Richardson Forward Motion It occurred to me recently, when walking…

Doing ‘The Work’

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle Self Knowledge What is your relationship with yourself like? I ask many clients this question as it often occurs to me early on in our working relationship that people don’t…

Stop Blaming Your Partner

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“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower My parents told us, my sister, brother and I, that they were getting a divorce when I was eleven years old. My world immediately fell…

Improve Your Self-Esteem

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I imagine we are all grappling with self-esteem to a greater or lesser degree depending on how we live and how honest we are about our successes and failures. Life is extremely challenging and complex and getting good at it…

Your Childhood Matters.

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It is relatively well understood nowadays that our early relationships establish templates or patterns that we tend to apply to all subsequent relationships. This is the nurture in nature/nurture and wonderful news if your early relationships were warm, attentive, and…

Life is Difficult.

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One of the first books I read on the psychology of love, traditional values, and spiritual growth was The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck. A great book to read if you think you’d like to improve the way…