Category Archives: Connection

Tip of the Week – Creativity at Home Makes You Better at Work

Creativity and expression has long been known to be useful as a stress reliever. New research shows that exercising creativity outside of work helps improve performance on the job. The study didn’t answer the question why but one hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Eye Contact

The importance of eye contact in connection with others is nothing new. Recent research also found that both children and adults that avoid or are denied eye contact are more likely to suffer from “depression and feelings of isolation as well … Continue reading

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Try More Invitations…

There is a story I hear all too often. It is how some people try to get what they want from other people. It can be partners, parents and children, co-workers or friends. It doesn’t matter. What they do is … Continue reading

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Won’t? Maybe it is Can’t…

I often hear people say that they want more emotional connection and expression from their partner. They say their partner won’t express their feelings or even state their needs. That lack of sharing often leaves the first person feeling locked … Continue reading

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Keys to the Kingdom…

I talk a lot about boundaries – setting them, enforcing them, adjusting them. Unfortunately when people hear the word boundaries they often imagine a thick impenetrable wall surrounding them. In response, therapists say that boundaries should be flexible. I struggle with … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: The Importance of Consistency Between Actions and Words

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about why it is important that your actions match your words. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Adult Differentiation

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about differentiating from our family of origin as adults. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at TwoTherapistsTalking@gmail.com.

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