Is Your Inner Child Driving the Bus?

In some photos of myself as a young child I looked sad.  As I stare into my own eyes in some of the pictures from back then I see melancholy and pensiveness.  Distance.  Ambivalence.  A little girl inside her own head…. Read more »

Shame, Fear and the Power of Truth

Motivational speaker, author, producer and talk show host, Kirsty Spraggon of KirstyTV.com reached out to me to watch and potentially share a video about her “deepest work around stigma, shame and secrets.”  Being passionate about these topics and a therapist with… Read more »

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 »

Love Your Inner Child

Rick Hanson, PhD looks at the power of your inner child to shape your adult self-concept.  If you carry wounds from early in life, he offers ways to “love your inner child” to move towards healing. As long as you’ve lived,… Read more »

Disempower Your Shame

Shame is sneaky.  It lurks in the shadows.  Shame is secretive and compelling in it’s ability to impact the way you feel about yourself at the very core.  But in your creativity and wisdom you have learned to deploy defense… Read more »

Emotional Health: Preparing for Deeper Work

If you’ve come to realize that your are somehow blocked in your present as a result of experiences in the past – and you are ready to do some work around this – that’s great!  If it’s with a therapist,… Read more »

Steps to Identify Your Unhelpful Belief Systems

The core beliefs that you carry can be insidious in how they creep into your your perceptions about just about everything.  Do you struggle with anger, depression, anxiety, stress or recurring relationship problems and have the sense that it might have… Read more »

Your Emotional Leftovers – and How to Clear Out the Fridge by Re-wiring Your Brain

Neuropsychologist and writer, Marsha Lucas, PhD believes that emotional leftovers are similar to leftovers in your fridge.  They’re kind of messy – and much of the time they get old and you might even delay their removal longer than desired.   We’re… Read more »

Who Says Our Dysfunctional Parents Did the Best They Could?

You all know this phrase.  It makes me want to scream whenever I hear it, these days at least:  They did the best they could. I just asked my spouse what he thought of the term, what it really means,… Read more »

Childhood Experience and Adult Anxiety

When children are born into this world, they are physical beings with no developed sense of self. Young infants begin to develop their core self as they interact with their primary caretakers. Ideally, their nest is a safe, loving and… Read more »