Self Awareness

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Mindfulness – Not Just for Hippies

Mindfulness is a buzzword right now. It calls up images of “seekers” sitting cross legged and touching their fingertips. But really, you can practice mindfulness …

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Anger Management


Learn To Cool Your Jets Through Integration of Your Brain The best, and simplest way to achieve peace of mind or improve your relationships is …

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An Absence of Feeling is Pathological

It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no …

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The Sign of a Closed Mind

Criticizing from the point of view of a dogma is the sign of a closed mind. Do you have a closed mind? Dogma: An unyielding …

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Therapy Process

Learn How a Therapist can Inadvertently Steal Your Money

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, …

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Unexpressed Emotions are a Stress on the Muscles

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn’t “get that look off your face” it would stick that way? Well, they weren’t all wrong …

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Being Entirely Honest with Oneself is a Good Exercise

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 …

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Strong People are Tolerant People

The truest test of your strength is revealed in your ability to tolerate intense feelings and refrain from acting on them in hurtful ways, toward …

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Self-Possession is the Only Real Possession

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 …

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Couples Counseling

3 Keys To Better Relationships

Let me get the hard news out of the way. If you want better relationships, you are going to have to start taking a good …


Emotional Utopia Book by Leah Benson, Tampa Licensed Psychotherapist
Emotional Utopia Book by Leah Benson, Tampa Licensed Psychotherapist


Guiding Highly Motivated Individuals, Couples, and Groups to Peak Emotional Success

No matter what emotional success means to you – feeling happier more often, gaining greater peace of mind, having better relationships, saving your marriage, getting control of your emotions, overcoming an obstacle, or improving your self-confidence – you’ve come to the right place. Leah Benson will take you through her innovative, effective, and proven method to the results you’re looking for.

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