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You know at a gut level that therapy is weird, but why?  Below is an example I found from a Google search that sums it up. Do you also feel weird whenever you visit your therapist? I've been seeing her for almost two years. She is great....

I know it sounds kinda weird, body-mind psychotherapy. You are supposed to talk about your feelings in therapy, right? What does that have to do with your body? You sit there, chatting with a therapist while they take notes and give you advice. Nope. You...

Here's the deal. Your child does not exist in a vacuum. In fact, if your child is under the age of six, they are living in a what is basically a hypnotized state of mind, and are downloading everything from “authorities” in their life without...

Does therapy really work? Of course it does. But, you knew I was going to say that. I'm a therapist, after all. More important is the question, how does therapy really work? The simple answer is that therapy works by changing your brain, literally. (Follow this link to the science,...

In this video, John Gray of Mars/Venus fame tells us something Oprah once said to him in an interview; one of the biggest reasons forgiveness and “getting over it” are so important is that “when you hang on to anger or resentment, you are giving someone...

Let's face it, the mind is a pretty vague concept. Unlike the kidneys, the liver or the heart, practically no one has the same definition of what the mind is and what it does. The most common definitions describe consciousness/non-consciousness, self awareness and subjective experience,...

Want to know whether your mental health is in as tip-top shape as it could be? Brain research says that if you have these nine things, you have a healthy mind.  1. Happiness: Happiness is not a momentary response to a particular situation in your life,...

A myth that many people believe is the idea that with enough rational thinking and logic it is possible to change the way they feel. Unfortunately, it's just not true. You might be able to trick yourself into thinking you've changed your feelings, maybe even...

Not too long ago, I listened to a segment on National Public Radio about the “explosion” of life coaches that has occurred in the last 10 years. The show explored some of the differences between coaches and therapists, including training, focus and credibility.  In the...

Whether or not you have kids, you have probably found yourself asking at one point or another, why do kids act that way? Inevitably, some behavior, of some child, at some point is a mystery. In a general sense, the answer is not all that mysterious....