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Living in “Not Enough”: How You Feel About What You’ve Got

When we see someone with something fantastic or a stroke of good luck, do we feel happy for them or envious because we want what they have?  The angel on one shoulder whispers "be happy for them" and the devil on the other shoulder possessively yells "it should be mine!"  Stephen Covey calls this the Scarcity Mentality.  We've been trained to think this way since birth and it's difficult to step out of it. However with practice we can live in abundance.  Read on...

By |2020-02-18T08:47:54+00:00September 25th, 2016|Mental Health and Therapy|0 Comments

How to Boost Your Self Esteem in 4 Steps with DBT Skills

Low self esteem seems to be almost an epidemic in our society, yet we play the part of feeling strong and acting confident by what I call "putting on the face". This is also referred to as "Imposter Syndrome". With Imposter Syndrome you present yourself as the perfect employee, spouse, parent, friend, etc but inside you feel like a fraud, weak and falling apart at the seams. It takes tremendous energy to keep up appearances when you are in emotional pain, so the growing weariness burdens you even more and you end up in a repeating cycle: perform - berate yourself collapse - suck it up - perform.

By |2020-02-18T08:49:22+00:00September 11th, 2016|Mental Health and Therapy|0 Comments

My “Why” for Doing Trauma Therapy

I was interviewed by Guy Macpherson of The Trauma Therapist Project this week about my "why" for becoming a trauma therapist. I was honored to join the ranks of some of my mentors who have also been interviewed by Guy, including Dr. Janina Fisher and Manuela Mischke-Reeds (click on their names to listen to their interviews).

By |2020-02-18T09:09:05+00:00September 6th, 2016|PTSD and Trauma Therapy|0 Comments