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Dealing With Emotional Triggers

The work that I do is often contentious and filled with emotional triggers, whether in couples therapy, family therapy, divorce mediation, or a collaborative divorce. My clients are often at their worst point emotionally and struggle to manage these intense feelings. Time and time again, I see people being emotionally triggered and lashing out defensively. While [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Going With The Flow: Lessons From A Hot Air Balloon

Last weekend, I traveled to Albuquerque for Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. Seeing hundreds of hot air balloons ascending was truly a spectacular sight. I was lucky enough to actually check an item off my bucket list, taking a hot air balloon ride within the festival. Since I hate heights [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Tell Me More: A Powerful Tool

I was recently listening to a podcast with a segment about communicating with Alzheimer’s patients. It was discussing the use of the “yes and” technique from improv comedy. Basically this is a technique in which a comic joins and builds upon a skit. This is also what we in the mental health community refer to as [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Create Your “To-Be” List

Do you have a “to do” list? I know that I do. I am so busy that if a task is not on my list, chances are that I will forget to do it. Yet, I do not have a “to be” list, a list of those traits and qualities that I would like to guide [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

I’ve Become The Crazy Cat Lady Talking To Myself

Not really. And of course no offense to cat lovers, I’m a member of your club. Seriously though, I have written posts before about self-talk but I recently came across a different thought in the Psychology Today article The Voice Of Reason. This article sites research that shows that it is not just about using self-talk [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 6) Guilt

Welcome to the final part of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 4) Fear

Welcome to part four of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The Bright Side Of Our Dark Side: (Part 2) Anger

Welcome to part two of my six part series where each week we will talk about the upside of what are generally referred to as negative emotions. These are emotions that are uncomfortable, that we attempt to deny and avoid at all costs. Yet as humans we cannot live in a state of constant bliss. And [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|0 Comments