Do You Love a Narcissist? Help is Here

By |2020-11-22T20:27:56+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Do you love a Narcissist? Help is here! If you love someone who has narcissist or borderline personality disorder, READ THIS BOOK. Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get on with Life, by Margalis Fjelstad. This book has helped change the lives of several of my clients, literally. The [...]

Social Media and Your Body

By |2020-10-12T03:05:18+00:00October 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Please watch The Social Dilemma. It will show you why we spend so much time on social media, what it is doing to our thinking, and the resulting social divide. On a personal note, it helped partially explain to me why my brother-in-law and I, both good people, see the world so differently. The reason [...]

“No” is a Complete Sentence

By |2020-09-30T14:35:49+00:00September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It’s a grey Seattle morning.  I’m drinking coffee and reading “Detox Your Life” by my friend and colleague Rebecca Gould.  I highly recommend you get it. I can barely sit still because I am reading her section on saying “no.”  I LOVE it! As a child I learned that “no” was not an ok response.  [...]

How a Sentence Changed my Life & an awesome podcast!

By |2020-08-21T17:50:51+00:00August 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

I’m proud to share that I got a piece published in Thrive Global! Arianna Huffington’s new venture. I talk about a pretty dark period in my life, but it ends well. ♥ … “It was a sunny fall afternoon in 1996. On this particular day I was sitting on my bed reading a self-help [...]

Now is The Time to Take Action Against Racism

By |2020-06-18T14:06:46+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Now is the time. Now is the time to do whatever we can to fight racism. That doing will not be the same for everyone. Many of my clients, and I, are saying and feeling, “I’m not doing enough.” I am of two minds about this. First, it is true.  There is more we could [...]

Reduce Stress & Increase Focus through Alpha Wave Music

By |2020-01-29T23:19:09+00:00January 29th, 2020|Alpha wave music, alpha waves, Stress, Stress Reduction, Uncategorized|

Hello! This love note is about a powerful tool for stress reduction—alpha wave music. I don’t know about you, but my last month was, shall we say, FILLED with stress. I may talk about that in a later newsletter, but the events of last month prompted me to share one of my favorite tools to [...]

Want to make your New Year’s Resolution last more than a week?

By |2020-01-10T17:10:11+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Welcome to the season of goal setting and self-flagellation! I stopped setting New Year goals years ago, because I always started off the year feeling like a failure.  I am not alone. Research has shown that less than 25% of people are still keeping their goals by the end of January.  Worse, only 8% of [...]

Why Gratitude is so Powerful for your Brain

By |2020-01-10T17:13:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why is the simple practice of gratitude so helpful? It is good for our brain and makes us more effective: Positive emotions fill our brain with dopamine and serotonin.  These chemicals make us feel good and increase our ability to learn.  They help us process new information, keep that information in the brain longer, and [...]

Therapy Chat Podcast | 204: Learning To Be Kind With Ourselves

By |2020-01-10T17:02:03+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In this episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves. Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training [...]

What to do With Intrusive Thoughts

By |2020-01-10T17:01:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Perfectionist, Uncategorized|

Have you ever had thoughts that just keep repeating, and repeating…and repeating? You try to stop them.  You try to distract yourself, yet they just keep looping. - Nope.  Me neither.  (Oh, how I wish that were true.) If you are like most (read all) humans, you sometimes have thoughts that just won’t go away.  [...]

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