Grief: It’s Not Just About the Death of a Loved One

The disappointments carried within our souls are all part of a grief phenomena. We are grieving all of the time. Depression, anxiety and even obesity can be in response to a loss and at the same time can cause a grief reaction. The funny thing is is … [Read more...]

Moving from Regret to Regrowth

Regret is part of a sense of loss that we carry in ourselves. Regret and shame are often related. Remember the time you said something and later regretted saying it? Or you wish that you had responded differently to a situation and believe that … [Read more...]

The Movies and Mental Illness

"Silver Linings Playbook" is a movie that depicts mental illness with ease and grace. The forgiving and heartfelt style illustrates that there is hope for those whose lives are framed and defined by the sorrows of imprinted stigma. If you suffer from … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Complex?

  In therapy today, yes, the therapist does see a therapist, we were talking about how complexes hold court within the soul. You might ask, “What is a complex?” In layman’s terms it is an unconscious pattern of emotions and desires that are … [Read more...]

Where have all of our heroes gone…?

"Ultimately, a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." NORMAN MAILER Lance Armstrong. The story of a hero turned into a horror story.  He decimated the respect and awe people had for him in both … [Read more...]

Focusing on the Future – Anxiety and Depression

What does focusing on the future do for us? If you continue to behave the same, your life will remain the same. Our patterns often exhaust us, leading to emotional tides of anxiety and depression. Today we are going to look at the pattern of anxiety. … [Read more...]