Category Archives: MFT

Tip of the Week – Judging Your Own Assertiveness

New research suggests that people are not very good at judging how their own level of assertiveness compared to how other people judge them. People who were judged as appropriately assertive by others tended to more often judge themselves as … Continue reading

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Understanding vs. Agreeing With

A lot of my work is centered around alternative sexuality. That means, among other things, kinky sex…like the stuff from Fifty Shades of Grey. (Note: I use that example because of its popularity. I am very much not a fan … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

Learning to do something differently always involves a leap of faith. We can prepare and practice, but at some point we have to try on the change and do things differently. We must trust that even if we don’t do … Continue reading

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… What Kinds of Support Are Most Supportive? – Julianna Breines Why Parenting Is So Hard for Us Introverts – Holly Klaassen Our Moral Tongue – Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa 10 … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Don’t Cheer Me Up

New research confirmed something most of us already believe – people with low self-esteem have an overly negative and critical view of themselves. The research goes on to suggest that trying to change that viewpoint with positive reframing or praise and compliments is … Continue reading

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The Rush to Change…

I heard an interesting adage the other day. You can’t push the river. It was used in reference to having patience for change. I really appreciated the metaphor for a couple of reasons. First, I love the imagery. Take a moment and … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

It is an impossible task. The moment you start trying to please everyone is the moment you set yourself up to fail. And it takes so much energy…it is exhausting. So set a new goal. Work to please yourself and … Continue reading

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… ‘Safe in my Hands’ – Allstate releases stunning new video celebrating pride 5 studies you may have missed – Felix Gussone Tips for online dating pictures – Peppermint Sea Headaches during sex … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Take Your Brain to the Gym

Want to keep your brain sharp? New research confirms the importance of mind-body connection. The study found that people with poor cardiovascular health are more likely to develop problems with learning, memory and verbal skills. Now when you exercise you … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

Everything see is based on our perspective. When we look at ourselves we are looking from the inside out. There are parts of ourselves that are difficult, if not impossible, to see from there. Remember that when you want to … Continue reading

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