‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

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

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.“ – Lee Iacocca, Engineer & CEO There’s no such thing as a dysfunctional family. Every family functions; the question is how healthily they function. I believe that we don’t want to ever de-value the complex, rich family [Continue]

Six Word Summer

Six Word Summer

“A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.” –The Shawshank Redemption Over the years this site has become home to a few returning features and one of my favorites is the crafting of Six Word Stories, even to the point of the recent article on how to use them to build your Six Word Self. Along with the neat [Continue]

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

You Six Word Self: Defining Our Stress Response

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Dr. Victor Frankl I’ve been intrigued by Six Word Stories—simply conveying as clear a story as possible in six words—for years. There’s something about the challenge of [Continue]

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

 “We all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.“ -Neil Armstrong Life began with the Big Bang, so it’s little surprise that much of life’s most impactful moments happen with “little bangs.” These little bangs can be moments of great beauty—like personal fireworks—moments of [Continue]

On Hope, Hope On

On Hope, Hope On

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther, Preacher and Reformer It’s the first day of Acting 101, an elective that I elected purely to graduate college. We sit on mats, sprawled in disarray, in a beautiful wood paneled room—more yoga salon than classroom. The teacher asked her icebreaker, [Continue]

Super Self-Helping

Super Self-Helping

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley, Author You come here for many reasons; a laugh, a bright spot, a validation…maybe some crazy few come for a challenge. But it became clear during the site review that you come to this site, [Continue]

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

This website was born way back in May of 2010. Every year in May I look back and assess the year’s articles first, to ensure I’m providing the value that you guys deserve and second, as a means of reflecting on the work itself, my life and the themes that lurk within. Some years there’s [Continue]

The Bully and the Mirror

The Bully and the Mirror

  “Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” -Zack W. Van, Author of Inanimate Heroes It was the week after New Years and I was terrified. Sure, I tried to smile and accept the praises of those around me, and those on [Continue]

Love and Live: Adapt

Love and Live: Adapt

“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.” -John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society The weather’s warming and we are beginning to attack our health habits with that same “Spring Cleaning” attitude as the rest of our Winter worn homes. This is awesome. To this end, I’ve been asked [Continue]

Relationship Rejuvenation

Relationship Rejuvenation

 All pictures are of Hamanassett B&B and the grounds. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” -Mignon McLaughlin, Journalist “Marry me,” she said, that enlivening mix of adoration and mischief in her eyes. “Where’s my ring?” I joked. Two months later, on the one year anniversary of the [Continue]

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