Marriage / Relationships

Ask the Therapist:  Marriage / Relationship Advice

Ask the Therapist: I am uncomfortable with my boyfriend’s boundaries with his ex-wife

My boyfriend sold his house and his new place was supposed to be ready in April. He was divorced on March 18th and planned to leave April 1st. The ex-wife and him are still living in one bedroom apartment and… Read more »

Loving and Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Being in a Relationship with an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Amy Eden, an adult child of alcoholics and long time writer and teacher on the subject, offers insight into navigating the waters of being in love with an “ACA.” Have you heard the one about the confused man whose girlfriend of a… Read more »

Ask the Therapist:  Marriage / Relationship Advice

Ask the Therapist: My son has schizophrenia and my boyfriend hates him

I’m in a wonderful relationship with a man and we are talking about getting married. My adult son , 24 yrs. has schizophrenia and asked me to come live with us. He wants to get better and needs my help…. Read more »

Emotional Health

Are you hard on  yourself?

Are You Hard on Yourself?

Rick Hanson, PhD and author of Hardwiring Happiness, looks at the benefit of practicing forgiveness if you have a tendency to be your own worst critic.  He shares his thoughts about how to allow your “inner protector” to help you find… Read more »

Change Your Brain to Change Your Life

My Favorite Tools to Change Your Brain

Research has shown up that because of the neuroplasticity of your brain, you have the potential to change your life by promoting happiness, trauma relief, resilience and overall peace of mind.  You no longer have to be held hostage by… Read more »

Just Breathe: Kids Talk about Difficult Emotions and Using Their Breath to Relieve Stress

Just Breathe: Kids Talk About Difficult Emotions and Using the Breath to Relieve Stress

Much is known about the power of the breath to reduce stress.  Slow, deep breathing triggers the relaxation response that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress.  It decreases your heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension.  Many throughout the… Read more »

Therapy

If I Was Your Therapist

If I Was Your Therapist

If I was your therapist I’d want you to know… You’re not broken…It’s your experiences that have led to faulty beliefs that might be telling you that. I care about what happens to you…My work with you is not simply about a… Read more »

How to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

How to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

You are your partner are struggling.  Perhaps your disconnection is significant or maybe you feel committed to the relationship but see red flags waving that need addressing.  For couples who have been unsuccessful at implementing the kind of change they… Read more »

Educational Tools for Growth

Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists: Submit Your Products to The Toolbox Store

Are you a helping professional in the field of emotional and/or relationship health?  Have you created a web-based or digital product (ebook, audio program, webinar, smartphone app, etc) that can benefit those seeking further emotional and/or relationship health growth? Could… Read more »

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