When Work Hurts

on June 26, 2017

A few days ago a friend approached me about how he has a lot happening in his life that he’s been struggling to cope with. He’s been finding it hard to let go of his feelings of sadness and worry when he heads into work. There have been days where every hour spent at his desk has […]

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Taking the Bait – How Assumptions Keep You Stuck

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A friend of mine recently went through a painful and confusing break-up. When we would talk, I would hear her assume all kinds of things about her ex. She would say, “oh, he probably doesn’t care about us breaking up. I bet he’s already moved on and that I never mattered much to him in […]

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7 Ways to Improve Your Body Image That Aren’t Crash-Dieting

on June 20, 2017

About two years ago, I wrote an unassuming little blog post that I called “We’re All in This Together”.  It wasn’t flashy, didn’t feature a clickbait title, and fell off my website’s homepage without much ado – but I think it’s one of the most important articles I’ve ever written. The premise of the article […]

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Don’t Make Fun of Donald Trump’s Hair

on June 15, 2017

Don’t make fun of Donald Trump’s hair.  Don’t make fun of his complexion or his weight or the size of his hands.  When you do, he does not hear you. But the people who do hear you learn, for the umpteenth time, that all that matters is physical appearance.  The people who hear you feel […]

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4 Things to Consider When Looking For a New Therapist

on May 24, 2017

Six months after I moved to Los Angeles, I had my first and only panic attack. I was new to the city and felt overwhelmed with loneliness. My regular systems of support had totally shifted; I had left behind friends, family, a work community, and my therapist. I was struggling and knew that I needed […]

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13 Reasons Why It Can Get Better

on May 22, 2017

The latest Netflix series generating a lot of buzz is 13 Reasons Why.  But unlike Orange is the New Black and House Of Cards, the buzz mostly isn’t all that favorable.  Aside from the pretty scathing review in the New York Times, it’s also gotten a lot of press for being a hot topic among […]

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What Do Teenage Relationships Really Look Like?

on May 13, 2017

Messages about teen love can be misleading. In the media (social media, teen-driven print, and film and television) there are few honest depictions of what it is like to be a teen who is experiencing love for the first time. If there is little to turn to for guidance and reference when encountering emotional intimacy, […]

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In Defense of Failing

on May 10, 2017

I’m a big fan of trying new things, and if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’ve written about many of those experiences.  I’ve shared about how yoga is connecting, how scuba centers you, and how rock climbing builds interpersonal trust.  But all of these things had something common – I […]

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Untangling Your Shoulds From Your Wants

on April 24, 2017

When I started to write this blog, I realized I had a lot of ideas of what it should look like. It should be brilliant! It should be engaging and funny! It should leave you with a new idea and invigorate you to make grand changes in your life! Suddenly, I heard the old voice […]

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4 Ways to Support Your College-Bound Teen

on April 20, 2017

It’s a big deal when your child goes off to college. Not only is this a moment that you have likely been dreaming about for their entire life, but it is also something you’ve watched your child work hard to achieve every day for the past four years. Maybe you helped them research colleges, tour […]

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