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So far Cindy Austin has created 30 blog entries.

Are You Analyzing Me?


I’ve been asked this many times as I’ve been dating. It’s an understandable question once people know that I am a psychotherapist. That is in essence what I do for a living. I analyze people.  I’ve learned to respond with “Yes! And I hope you’re doing the same thing too!” But they’re not. What I’ve [...]

Are You Analyzing Me?2018-08-20T03:03:36+00:00

Bully-Proofing your Child


Bully-Proofing your Child Bully-proofing your child has nothing to do with the bullies. Nothing. No-thing. It’s all about YOUR child. It’s about raising a resilient child. How does one do that in a society riddled with political correctness? In this climate of your words hurt my feelings. “That’s rude.” “You’re mean.” “How ignorant.” “So [...]

Bully-Proofing your Child2018-08-20T03:03:47+00:00

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal


Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal Helping parents effectively cope with the dangers our kids face today Topics: Normalizing the truth about  parenting today The use of Drugs, Alcohol, Pills and Sexual Misconduct are oftentimes symptoms of a larger issue The difference between Real Love and Imitation Love The Five Getting and Protecting Behaviors [...]

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal2017-02-23T04:34:14+00:00

Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech!


Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech! "Kinda", "sorta", "maybe", "I guess" and "I don't know" are just some of the phrases that punctuate the stories I hear each week in my practice. It grabbed my attention one day recently, when I heard a young woman answer my simple question, "How are you [...]

Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech!2017-02-23T04:34:23+00:00

Fed Up


  Fed Up "Fed Up" the movie is a game changer. Or at least a pantry changer and for sure a life style changer. Patrick and I saw it this weekend (it's in theaters now) and we had these thoughts in this order: "How interesting!" then "What in the world!", "Now, we're pissed off!", "Greed is [...]

Fed Up2017-02-15T04:31:45+00:00

Bleeding to Death


Bleeding to Death We’ve all known people who endlessly complain that we haven’t done enough for them. It doesn’t matter to them if we’re doing our best. They still want more, and then we feel guilty for not satisfying their needs or demands. Why would we feel guilty for doing our best? Because all during our [...]

Bleeding to Death2018-05-07T16:49:59+00:00

The barn’s burned down – now I can see the moon


The barn's burned down - now I can see the moon No one WANTS their barn to burn down! That's crazy talk! Anyone can guess at why without ever having lived on a ranch or a farm. It's where the folks who live on the land keep the important stuff. The barn is definitely NOT [...]

The barn’s burned down – now I can see the moon2017-02-03T11:13:24+00:00

Positive Psychology


Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. When we finally realize that life [...]

Positive Psychology2017-08-10T16:59:15+00:00