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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Quote by James Baldwin Isn’t There an Easier Path? I know you want to move forward, to feel joy, and to be happy. The idea of feeling pain and old feelings...

Be kind to yourself. I often say "be kind to yourself" when people are walking out of my office. And the reason I do that is because earlier in the session, or at that moment, I have felt how awful the person is feeling about themselves....

Stop worrying, they say. Ever had the experience that everybody thinks your pain or distress is “all in your head?” What a terrible feeling. Not only do you feel terrible, but you’re all alone because nobody cares how you feel. In fact, they think you’re overreacting. Here are some...

True and Lasting Happiness True and lasting happiness is not dependent on circumstances. It is an internal experience of life. A state of well-being and contentment. You probably know it when you feel it, but how does it break down into parts? As I have shared in...

A while back, I wrote a blog explaining why therapists don’t answer questions, and while none of what I said in that blog has changed, I want to reiterate some points and add some others. The therapist is not a model for how you should...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

Self-possession is the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of your feelings and composure. You only have one real possession, and that is yourself. If you want to be able to stop doing what you say you want to stop doing, start...

I admit, How To Kill Your Therapist, is a scary title. I did that on purpose because I want you to learn about an important concept: Therapy that brings about lasting change happens through the relationship you have with your therapist....

You want self confidence? That solid feeling of trust in who you are, what you can do, and the decisions you make? Here’s how you get it...

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