‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

Self Help is a wishy-washy category title. This is much more empowering! That said, true psychotherapy cannot be DIY.

Swimming in the Stream

Swimming in the Stream

“Character develops itself in the stream of life.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Statesman Much of counseling and parenting has been based around the belief that the power to live well is a thing instilled at birth. It may be fostered or frustrated by upbringing and the trials of life, but it’s something “we had [Continue]

Adulthood’s Glory

Adulthood’s Glory

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus, writer We stand at sunrise. Behold, with that first burst of light, the vastness below. The landscape explodes, it is [Continue]

The Power of Pictures

The Power of Pictures

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams, Photographer Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and today is about the pictures. Psychoanalysis and photography were both born in the 1890s, and they’ve been friends ever since. In fact, much like [Continue]

Overcoming This Year

Overcoming This Year

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher Happy Web-iversary, Everyone! It’s been another awesome year at KeithKarabin.com and we have you to thank for it. Readership, free subscriptions, public comments and private conversations are [Continue]

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

“Today in America it is almost heresy to believe that the roots of thought have any importance.” – – Dr. Gregory Bateson, Author We do countless different things, in many different spaces, every moment of our days. But we all, at the root, do one universal thing all day; we think. We process information. While [Continue]

Change is Overrated

Change is Overrated

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses, Folk Artist It’s time for me to be honest; I hate change. I hate the word’s baggage, I hate the fake finality, and I hate the dismissiveness. “Change is hard, change is good, and change is unavoidable…” we have a [Continue]

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

“Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.” -Ellen Notbohm, Author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You [Continue]

We All Bake The Cake

We All Bake The Cake

“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012   We know that building a living wellness and overcoming our barriers (occasionally with a self-administered butt kick) is a [Continue]

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha This weekend is one of my favorites; Family Rest Weekend. Once a month we write “family rest” on the calendar and that focus [Continue]

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

“My life has no purpose…and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” – Snoopy, Cartoon Dog The transition from impulsivity to purposeful action is part of my daily journey with health-seeking teens, and a big part of my personal journey of wellness. Why? Because there’s happiness in a purposeful [Continue]

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