Be Kind to Yourself: Four Ways to Practice Self-Care
February 20, 2017
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Self-care. Bayfront Park Miami Free Yoga picture by Rafael Montilla at FlickrPhoto Credit: Rafael Montilla
When was the last time you took time to do something nice for yourself? If you’re like many people, you might find that you’ve been too busy to get a full night of sleep, to cook yourself a good... Read More...
Marion Woodman: Pioneer of Conscious Femininity and the Psychology of the Soul

Marion Woodman has left a rich legacy of pioneering work in Jungian analysis, somatic psychotherapy, and feminine psychology.

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Branching Out: Toward a New Model of Trauma Recovery with Polyvagal Theory
October 6, 2016
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Peaceful by Andrea Portilla @ Flickr. Blog Post: Healing from TraumaPhoto Credit: Andrea Portilla
Trauma, in greater and lesser forms, is one of the most challenging aspects of the human experience. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime tragedy, like experiencing a devastating earthquake. Or, it could... Read More...
Can Writing Make You Healthier and Happier? 3 Easy Writing Activities To Try
April 19, 2016
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Diary Writing - Can Writing Make You Happier and Healthier?Photo Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
You’ve probably heard that keeping a journal is good for your mental health, but did you know that writing can benefit your physical health as well? In fact, psychologists studying the effects of... Read More...
“Soft Belly” Mindfulness Practice: 30 Seconds to Greater Ease
April 4, 2016
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There are many wonderful mindfulness practices that can help us cultivate greater ease in our day-to-day lives. One that I’ve been tapping into lately is something I stumbled upon, called... Read More...
The Value of Trying
January 8, 2016
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Quote from Mark Twain.Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
This post explores the benefits of trying things – whether it’s starting a new project, taking that final step to finish one, or just learning how to relate differently to your present... Read More...
The New Comfort Foods: Healing Stress With Nutrition
August 12, 2015
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Healing foods, OatmealPhoto Credit: pixelnaiad
Stress is an inevitable part of being alive and may manifest as anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and emotional eating. While we live in a fast-paced, high-pressure world , we also have many... Read More...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – “PLEASE Mastery” Technique for Emotion Regulation
July 17, 2015
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Bright and bursting flower, photo by Kendra LuckPhoto Credit: Kendra Luck
This article describes a practical psychology tool taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) known by the acronym “PLEASE”(Mastery). It’s designed to help with emotional... Read More...
How to Change Behavior: A Theoretical Overview
May 16, 2015
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Baby Steps - How to Change BehaviorPhoto Credit: Juhan Sonin
There are a variety of theories about how to make behavioral changes – either starting something new or eliminating something old. This post reviews some key models for changing behavior, including... Read More...
Coping With the Stress of Infertility: 5 Best Practices
March 12, 2015
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Sad Couple - infertilityPhoto Credit: Dragunsk
Infertility is a life crisis; an emotional, social, developmental, medical, ethical, and spiritual crisis. Research shows that a diagnosis of infertility can feel as stressful as a diagnosis of... Read More...