I’m a Daily Struggling Someone, Not a Recovering Anybody

The discussion of male sexual abuse is slowly moving out of the shadows.  The following piece is by a male victim of sexual abuse by both of his parents and others beginning early in his life.  He is writing a… Read more »

What Are You Feeding Your Mind?

Craig Harper, a leading coach in Australia with a direct, wry and authentic writing style, compares the choices people make in their thinking and behaviors to the choices they make in what they put into their bodies. Like your body,… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for a Therapist

Many believe that therapists must get everything right in their lives.  They should have great relationships and are happy most of the time.  If we make our living guiding others towards emotional and relationship health fulfillment, surely we have it… Read more »

Ouch! How to Deal with Rejection

Margie Ulbrick, an Australian relationship counselor, takes the sting out of rejection by providing useful tools to more effectively move through this common experience. Rejection is a universally human experience.  We all at some level know the pain of rejection…. Read more »

Is it hard? Accept difficulty.

Rick Hanson, PhD explores how peace can be more easily acquired if one learns to accept the challenges of life rather than be caught up in annoyance.  He offers a number of ways to be better at handling the hard… Read more »

Emotional Victimhood: Viewing Life Through a Lens of Injustice

Jennifer Lehr, MFT examines “emotional victimhood” as a reflection of how we see ourselves, the pain and consequences associated and the power we have to change. Sue and her husband Dave were talking in the morning before leaving for work…. Read more »

6 Ways to Improve Your Mood Today

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW provides some excellent tools and practices to help boost your happiness every day. You don’t need a life makeover to experience more happiness. By putting a few simple habits in place, you will increase your happiness… Read more »

Having a Difficult Past and Getting the “Worthlessness” Monkey Off Your Back

Amy Eden looks at how to navigate feelings of worthlessness stemming from a difficult past. As you grow, and gain joy in your healing and growing-up-in-adulthood process, it’s just as important to embrace dark moments in your growth as it… Read more »

Do Positive Experiences “Stick to Your Ribs?” Take in the Good.

Rick Hanson, PhD takes a look at how the brain’s negativity bias sets many of us up to struggle with allowing positive experiences to stick. Scientists believe that your brain has a built-in “negativity bias.” In other words, as we… Read more »

Resilience Through Creating a Circle of Support

Linda Graham, MFT examines how creating a circle of support as a refuge can build resilience, whether in life or visualized. Refuge simply means a safe, supportive place to be when we are fragile or confused, a safe place to… Read more »