Werewolf Willpower

We all have a wolf inside us be it the wolf of Twinkies, drink or surfing the net at work. Ego depletion is the result of successfully fighting that wolf over and over again.

Six Word Summer 2019

The point of journaling—the reflection, can be done in as little as just six words. Not only do the same areas of the brain get triggered, but I assert that even more reprocessing of our history occurs when we attempt to work through the puzzle of what we’re trying to memorialize in a shorter span of words than a free-write.

Let’s All be Unstoppable Raccoons

“It Took This Raccoon 30 Seconds to Break into a Raccoon-proof Green Bin!” may agree.The headline, one of many in Toronto newspapers, referenced video proof. This was great news to the skeptical raccoon expert. “I am firmly on team raccoon, I think that’s pretty clear,” MacDonald said.

New Amsterdam: Best Medicine for Counselors

New Amsterdam: The heart is what keeps me coming back as a fan and a counselor. It is the belief that everything can be improved. Quality of life, the healthcare system, our relationships, ourselves.

Six Word Winter 2019

I find that summer and winter are the journeying and reveling seasons while spring and fall are more transitional, thus the former two serve better for reflection and the latter for action.

Valentine, Love Thyself

We look at that list and say, “Yeah, I want all those benefits!” But perhaps you’re like me and the idea of self-compassion is challenging. Where do we even start? And, how do we avoid beating ourselves up when we fail at being self-compassionate?

Chuck Your Resolutions!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are...

30 Hours, for Goodness Sake

“So be good, for goodness sake!” – Santa Claus is Coming to Town Thirty years. Thirty years. With his first...

Counseling: Luxurious Taboo

Counseling is most assuredly a luxury, when approached from the healthiest point of view, and one I encourage everyone to try. Call your insurance company. Ask them if they cover spas, chocolate and champagne. Then ask for a list of counseling providers in your area. It’s luxury that we already pay for, we can all always benefit from and we may just start to change the mindset of our society with our little indulgence.

…to Kill Our Monsters

    Key: We have the power to “kill” the barriers to our enjoyable life.   Living it: Limiting energy...