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Listening to Our Symptoms

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“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.” ― Viktor E. Frankl When I say I work in a “depth” capacity it means…

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Body Image & the Thief of Joy, or What it Takes to Live to 100

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I have a mentor who is an eating disorder specialist in Los Angeles. She shared with me the story of a very famous actress she worked with a few years…

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The Projection Will Rattle

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When I was five my kindergarden teacher played Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through an old school projector. More entrancing than the mocha dreamscape of the film was the way…

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Seeing things as they are, not as We are

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An ethical researcher does not manipulate data to confirm an already held belief. She or he will let the experiment unfold without bias or sway. All of us, at times…

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Sandy Hook and Heartbreaking Trauma: May they break to Open Wider

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Today I had the profound honor of observing Somatic Experiencing founder and master trauma therapist Peter Levine work with clients. With tenderness and deep presence, Peter tended to the traumas…

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Orthorexia: When ‘Healthy’ becomes Obsession

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It’s funny. As a therapist I work with eating disorders, but guess what? As a yoga teacher I also work with eating disorders. The full gamut: anorexia, bulimia, over-eating, exercise…

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Re-teaching a Thing it’s Loveliness

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The neural networks in our brains are developed through repetitive experience. The grooves in a record analogy is simplistic but apt. If you grew up in an environment where you…

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Avoiding the Quick Fix

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There are a lot of “quick fixes”out there for mental health, especially in Los Angeles. Magic pills, the newest “Secret”, self-help books. There are the fly-by-night gurus with six-month certifications…

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Happy Regression – I mean Holidays!

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When we spend an extended period of time with people from our past a funny little (actually quite robust) psychological mechanism known as regression can take hold. The holidays are…

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Therapy is for Rebels

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Creative people and spiritual practitioners alike are often fearful or dismissive of starting therapy because they imagine the process will make them feel judged, misunderstood, and perhaps worst of all—…

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10 Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks

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The words aren’t coming. The music feels flat. The canvas stays blank. Panic starts to set in. Every creative person has had the experience of “hitting the wall” on a…

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