December 4, 2015

 

 

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call fate."           

 

       ~ Carl Jung

 

“Why write?” is the ever present question I’m faced with when suggesting it to a client. Followed b...

November 30, 2015

 

Using Meditation Practices to Transform Stress and Anxiety

 

1. If you are experiencing a situation in which you feel stress and/or anxiety and unpleasant feelings, ask yourself, how would I like the situation to be different?  Write what you feel and what you would lik...

Beginning Monday, November 23rd 4-week Series of Transformation Meditation at The Looking Glass Counseling & Wellness.  Click here for more information.

 

Eight Steps to Transformation Meditation Practice (abridged)

 

  1. Sit with your back comfortably straight, your head...

July 17, 2015

The point of this article is not to try to exclude certain groups of people from one another or appeal to a certain type of audience.  The point of this article to provide comfort and a sense of relief to people who get bullied, called names, and judged for not fitting...

July 9, 2015

A new study has recently been published in JAMA Psychiatry has revealed that an incredible 30% of American adults have suffered from an Alcohol Abuse Disorder (AUD) at some point in their lifetime. This is the highest number of individuals suffering from AUD’s in the l...

Everyone needs validation.  Only recently has that word been used to describe what individuals need emotionally.  People talk about wanting love, understanding, money, romance, someone to talk to, success, to look good, have nice things…the list goes on.  These are all...

Being mindful, a fancy way to say “paying attention”?  In some ways, yet I believe actively being mindful is vastly more than just our attention.  Paying attention is where this concept begins, not where it ends.  Over the past few months in an array of areas of my lif...

 

HARM REDUCTION:

 

What does that even mean?

 

That’s the common response I receive from almost everyone, whether it be friends, family, or clients. This is usually followed by confusion in regards to its application to alcohol and drug use. 

 

The definition of Harm Re...

June 25, 2015

…You are never responsible for the first thought

When you guilt or shame yourself, you are not responsible.

When you criticize or judge others, you are not responsible.

When you perceive the world with blame, resentment, disgust and despair, you are not responsible.

How ca...

 

“I have no idea what she was thinking,” an older woman tells the woman laying next to her, “do teenagers always make bad decisions?”

 

I don’t open my eyes, the sun is hot and I’ve taken off my sunglasses to indulge in the Mexican sun on the beach.  I do roll my eyes be...

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December 4, 2015