Category Archives: Vulnerability

Creating Emotional Intimacy

Clients often come to therapy and say they don’t have a sense of intimacy.  While that can sometimes include sex it usually is more about something less tangible. They may describe it as a feeling that there is a connection … Continue reading

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Emotional Connection…What Is It?

Emotional connection is a phrase that is often used in therapy. We hear about it frequently.  People say they want it.  I’ve heard people say, “we met and had an instant emotional connection.” Others often say they don’t feel emotionally … Continue reading

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Biting Off Your Nose…

When I was a child my mother often accused me of “biting off my nose to spite my face.”  In other words, I’d do something that would cause me to suffer just because I was mad about something else that … Continue reading

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Spinning a Tale…

Here I go again.  Another post centered on a TED Talk.  What can I say?  I’m a huge fan.  If I was young and hip I might say I was a fanboy.  Fortunately I don’t suffer from any illusions that … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Joan Price – Author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex

I am very pleased to have a guest Blogger today.  Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex discusses saying no in a respectful, gentle but clear way.  It is a skill we should … Continue reading

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Brene Brown on Vulnerability – Take 2

In past posts I’ve mentioned one of my favorite TED Talks, one by Brene Brown, a PhD researcher who studies, among other things, vulnerability (click to watch video). In addition to enjoying her speaking style I really enjoy how she … Continue reading

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Diving in the Deep End…

When I hear those lyrics I am reminded of so many of my clients. They come into therapy wanting deeper, more connected relationships.  They have some idea of where there want to be.  They’ve waded into a relationship and they … Continue reading

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How Deep?

My mother had a saying.  She’d ask us “How many wells does it take to make a river?” The correct response, at least according to her, was “One – if it is deep enough.” As a kid I first didn’t … Continue reading

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Control…Is It Just An Illusion?

Control is   a topic that frequently comes up in therapy.  It seems that just about everyone wants it.  Some people are convinced they have it. You may already know the therapist response you are likely to get from me … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

I saw this image on a blog the other day.  I read it and it felt like it slapped me in the face.  It seems like such an obvious concept.  We spend our days “being careful” and not exposing ourselves … Continue reading

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