Rethinking Infidelity

Why do people cheat? What does it mean to have an affair and be unfaithful? What is really going on in the bigger picture with such incidents? And is it really the worst thing that can happen in a relationship? In my work with couples I have come to realize that affairs are often symptoms […]

Awe as Antidote

How exactly do we get to a place of feeling stuck? What does it even mean to feel lost? In a world of infinite wonder and possibility how do we get so immobilized and bogged down by things like boredom, ennui, and ruts? While our habits, patterns, and routines serve us well by creating a […]

Fear of Gratitude

Does that resonate with you? I know it certainly does for me. But why is that? Why is it so easy to be unhappy, pessimistic, cynical, critical, judgmental, and negative? Why is it so hard to simply appreciate the beautiful things in life rather than focus on the negatives? Granted many people in the world […]

Shame and Trauma: the fight, flight, or freeze overlap

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from relationship.” – Bren√© Brown There are three main reactions one can have in a highly traumatizing situation: fight, flight, or freeze. When […]

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