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Every day, you feel all kinds of emotions, and to get along, you don’t express them. You "let it go". If someone annoys you, you excuse it by rationalizing their behavior. You tell yourself that they didn’t mean it "that way." It’s no big deal. Rationalizing...

What is transference and why should you care about it? Well, it means you are taking ideas and expectations from your past and putting them into your current life. Transferring them to the people in your current life, into scenarios and situations of your current...

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...

Why Revisiting Your History in Therapy Makes Your Life Better Today Sometimes it’s hard to understand the point of revisiting your history in therapy. I get it. It’s the past. Over. Why go there? If your goal is to feel better today and your past was horrible,...

What is mindfulness? Right now, practicing mindfulness is all the rage. And what is mindfulness, exactly? It’s putting intentional focus on something you are doing. Which might sound like paying attention. But actually, they’re not the same. When you pay attention to what you are doing in...

I had a conversation the other day and we talked about his experience of going to see a therapist. He always had this idea that therapists were perfect. And that the therapist had all the answers and that their life was peachy, just perfect. What...

Well-worn pathways Imagine that you follow the same path through the woods outside your house to get to a river every day. It’s well-worn and easy to traverse. One day, for whatever reason, your path is inaccessible, so you have to go in a different direction...

Sometimes there are no words, just a feeling. You know what a "location joke" is? The kind where you "had to be there" to get it...

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