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5 Ways You Can Thrive in the Liminal Space

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5 Ways You Can Thrive in the Liminal Space

I’ve taken a break from writing articles in the past several months. While I enjoyed the break, it was also very necessary. I had found myself in the midst of a great deal of change, mixed with some uncertainty, chaos, excitement, confusion, and a lack of inspiration. So it became a conscious decision to hit pause and surrender. Eventually, somewhere in all of that, I recalled a concept that perfectly describe where I had landed…

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What you need to know about resentment. And how to heal it. 

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What you need to know about resentment. And how to heal it. 

You’re ready to move on from the argument. She’s not. Which, of course, stirs up a whole lotta feelings in you about everything you thought you’d already gotten over. You’re both stuck in an endless, angry loop of resentment. Two steps forward, two steps back is getting old (unless we’re talking about Paula Abdul’s music video with MC Skat Kat— that never gets old).

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How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy

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How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy

You want to get on with your life, feel independent and well-resourced—emotionally, spiritually, mentally, financially, in all of the ways... But talk is not cheap and time is not unlimited. So how can you get the most out of your investment in therapy without heading to Splitsville before you’re ready?

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Want to Transform in the New Year? Calling All Seekers!

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Want to Transform in the New Year? Calling All Seekers!

New Year, New You has looked like embracing the yoga mat, spin class, or your partner's request to try something new (painting classes, poker night, fabric softener), but either your resolution isn't sticking, or your resolution just isn't what you need right nowIt's not filling you up. It's certainly not lighting you up. In fact, it might be what's bringing you down. 

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What Most People Misunderstand About Self-Worth

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What Most People Misunderstand About Self-Worth

You don’t want to feel dead inside anymore. At work, at parties, in your relationships, when you get dressed in the morning. Seriously, I get it. It's time to figure out why a true sense of contentment is just out of reach for you—why you can’t seem to say no… or yes… to what life is throwing at you, day in and day out. Could this all be connected to your sense of self-worth?

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Are You Letting Guilt and Shame Suck Up All the Fun?

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Are You Letting Guilt and Shame Suck Up All the Fun?

I was reeling in the chaos that is a crowded children’s shoe store on a Sunday afternoon when I had a surprising moment of clarity I had to let the thick clouds of mom guilt subside first, but once I did, my mood improved drastically as a result. It was a bit touch and go there for a second.

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3 Feel-Good Tips to Enhance Your Well-being this Fall

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3 Feel-Good Tips to Enhance Your Well-being this Fall

"If one more person asks me to do one more thing for them today, I'm gonna snap!" you say to yourself as you make your way to your front door— completely unaware of the satisfying crunch of leaves under your new boots or the crisp fall air you used to anticipate months ahead of season.

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What You Need to Know About Trauma & Facing Your Fears

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What You Need to Know About Trauma & Facing Your Fears

You say to yourself, “feel the fear and do it anyway," and suddenly you freeze. Your heart is racing, your breath is shallow, and you're sweating. You can't do it, but everyone and their brother says you can. You are terrified... and ashamed on top of it all. What's going on? 

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Are You Caught in a Fear Trap?

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Are You Caught in a Fear Trap?

I had already announced to friends and family that I would be leaving my deeply deplorable job in a blaze of glory when I got the phone call from Mrs. New-Dream-Job-Boss:

"I'm sorry to tell you, we've decided to go with someone else."

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How to Improve Decision Making in 3 Powerful Steps

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How to Improve Decision Making in 3 Powerful Steps

"Should I accept the job offer at the high-stress firm with all the notoriety and big paychecks or stay put where I can grow into a leadership role in a job that is comfortable and flexible? ...take that once-in-a-lifetime solo trip overseas or stay home because I'll miss my daughter's recital that week? ...order the double bacon cheeseburger or the chopped kale Caesar salad??

...Seriously, WTF?! What if I make the wrong choice? I can’t do it, I’m a mess. Who can I really trust to give me some proper advice here? How do I even START?!?”

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What to Do When You Want More Out of Life

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What to Do When You Want More Out of Life

It's rough just opening your inbox these days. You can't stomach one more engagement notice, baby announcement, or invitation for the latest start-up launch party in town. 

It seems like everyone but you has this magical ability to go out and make life happen for themselves...

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How to Solve a Problem Using this Creative & Inspiring Method

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How to Solve a Problem Using this Creative & Inspiring Method

You know that thing where you want to get inspired and motivated to do something kinda important, but your Instagram feed, disorganized sock drawer, and re-runs of The Golden Girls seem to have taken hold of this section of your brain? Or maybe you've done everything you could possibly do, down to the last detail... and now you just have to let the rest fall into place? Maddening, I know.

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My Most Successful Clients Are...

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My Most Successful Clients Are...

You may have arrived at this page in search of an answer, a sign, a confirmation, or that ‘gut feeling’ that therapy or coaching is the next step for you. That’s a brave place to be… and if you’re anything like my clients, you probably paused at that last part a bit. "Courage is for marriage, child birth, divorce, nailing that interview, taking a stand against your boss, not THIS" you say.

But enrolling in therapy, coaching, or some other transformational process is a big deal. So, honor it!

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The Power of the Red Carpet: What Can You Do?

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The Power of the Red Carpet: What Can You Do?

My Facebook feed got me feeling pretty sheepish this morning. It was just a couple days ago, on Oscar Sunday, that I had pronounced my love for the actor, Casey Affleck—only to find out today that I’ve apparently had my head in the sand about his off-screen behavior. What came across my news feed was this Elle Magazine article, entitled “What We Lose When We Give Awards to Men Like Casey Affleck.”

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How Creative Expression Helps Heal Combat Trauma & More

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How Creative Expression Helps Heal Combat Trauma & More

Jack*, a soon-to-be retired member of our elite military forces, sat across from me, his eyes brimming with tears.

“I think I’m done," he said and looked away from the table for a moment to wipe his face and steady his voice.

Moments like these can literally take my breath away...

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Three Ways to Cultivate Trust in Yourself

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Three Ways to Cultivate Trust in Yourself

We are constantly evaluating and thinking our way in and out of relationships, jobs, agreements, projects, and situations. 

What if you could balance your skills of logic and left-brained thinking with a more intuitive, instinctual way of knowing that could reaffirm your trust in yourself, your choices, and your relationships? Below are just a few tips to get started…

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How Slowing Down Helps With Anxiety & Uncertainty

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How Slowing Down Helps With Anxiety & Uncertainty

"I want to throw my phone out the window of a moving car, but I can't stop watching my newsfeed!" she said as she refreshed her feed once more... "it's just so much...so constant... people I know fighting on Twitter, families not speaking to each other... and who even knows who to trust anymore?!" she said.

“What is going to happen?” seems to be the question on everyone’s mind these days.

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