How to Talk to Your Child About Sex and Love A friend and colleague of mine and I had a few minutes to connect between clients one afternoon and I remember relaying some brief story that my 12 year-old son and I had been talking about. It was funny or cute or both, but [...]
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Fed Up "Fed Up" the movie http://fedupmovie.com/#/page/home 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 [...]
General Examples of Being Loving We all share the goal of being more loving to our partner, but most of us don’t have a clue what that would look like. Here are some situations people had and how they could be more loving. If you want to do an activity with a friend, it is more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Imagine that I tell you I love you. I smile at you, speak kind words to you, and perhaps even present you with a gift of some kind. Understandably, you enjoy this, as we all would. Five minutes later, however, I storm into the room describing a mistake that has been made, and while [...]
Psychodrama is a powerful modality often used in psychotherapy. Many clinicians use it under different terms such as drama, work, experiential, empty chair, gestalt etc... Why Psychodrama may be useful... Clients find this skill to be useful because it gets the client out of their "head." Or often it allows clients to access both sides [...]
ETT is a modality of psychotherapy that uses several techniques based on color and light frequency. It was founded by Dr. Steven Vazquez. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Medical Psychotherapist (https://ettia.org/resources/). He is a leading edge therapist who has developed innovative methods using rhythmic light and [...]
Cindy Austin is one of the most grounded, balanced, and authentic people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She has dedicated her life to promoting personal growth and health for herself, loved ones, and clients. She walks the walk and has an incredible ability to empathize with clients and relay her amazing insight [...]