Finding Meaning


Do you have the ability to check things off of your to do list (goals, achievements, financial and material success) but still find you are missing something?  Tongeren talks about finding meaning at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meaning-making/201508/doing-good-makes-life-meaningful

Empowerment through boundaries


Are you the kind of individual that has a difficult time saying no?  Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself without feeling bad about it?  Wehrenberg discusses how limit setting assists in our ability to stand up for ourself at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/depression-management-techniques/201508/speaking-yourself-part-1

Manipulation and Coercion — is it abuse?


Physical abuse.  Visible signs, such as bruises, may be easily spotted.  What if it is not so visible?  What if it is hard to explain to others?  What if it is difficult to identify when you are in that relationship?  Fontes talks about intimate partner abuse disguised as love at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/invisible-chains/201508/abuse-s-hard-recognize-coercive-control

Anger 101


We take many required and elective courses in school.  Through this we learn the basics, and possibly mastery, of numerous skill sets.  What about anger management?  Without a basic understanding of how to deal with our own feelings, what is the result?  How will we manage?  Rozin addresses this issue at http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/anger-101-making-peace-with-your-angry-feelings-0825155

Time to Slow Down — how do you know?


Time.  So much to do in a day.  Schedules to keep, work to complete, children to take care of, relationships to foster, time for self.  Wait, time for self?  There seems to not be enough time to fit that in.  So if there isn’t enough time to do what you need to do, why slow… Read More

Art Therapy and the Adult Coloring Book craze — What’s the difference?


One can find Adult Coloring Books at major bookstores, art and craft stores and general retail stores.  What, then, is the difference between art therapy and adult coloring books?  The American Art Therapy Association discusses this topic at http://3blmedia.com/News/Adult-Coloring-Book-Phenomenon

Romance, Relationships and Technology


How is your relationship?  Would you define it as romantic?  Do you integrate technology to communicate and, perhaps, romance each other?  When you think about romance and your relationship, would you say that technology enhances or hinders it? Aalai speaks about the impact of technology on romance at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-first-impression/201508/is-technology-ruining-romance

Common Fears and their impact on relationships


When thinking about an ideal relationship, what words come to mind?  Perhaps, love, exciting, honesty, communication, trust, strength building, working together, team work and individuality are among some of them. On the other hand, what if the first words that came to mind were Abandonment, rejection, humiliation — three words that generally do not make… Read More

Children and therapy — where do you start? What are my options?


Your child is suffering and you want to help.  You think that counseling can can help but where do you start?  Salazar provides several options, including art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy at http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/so-you-think-your-child-needs-therapy-now-what-0820155