Opening to Innate Wellness—A Radical Act of Acceptance

Opening to Innate Wellness—A Radical Act of Acceptance

When you open to innate wellness, you open to the deeper parts of your being that exists in all of us that is worthy, lovable, and whole. You radically accept who you are with all your imperfections, shortcomings, and humanness.

Okay, and what gets in the way of innate wellness?

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-Compassion—The Transformative Effect of Being Kind to Yourself

What most of us do when we feel emotional pain is become self-aggressive. A failure or shortcoming turns into a reason to be hard on ourselves, and we shower ourselves with criticism. Sometimes that leads to isolating or shaming ourselves. Instead of staying with the initial impact of the painful emotional experience, we step into a habit of building a false story about ourselves based on damaging thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations that cause ongoing suffering.

Savoring—A Skill for Well-Being

Savoring—A Skill for Well-Being

How often do you take time out in your day to really soak up, savor, a pleasurable experience? The old adage, stop and smell the roses, comes to mind. The truth is that pausing, taking 60 seconds to really allow a beautiful moment linger is good for your well-being.

Yale University science says it is one of the most important skills for well-being. Why is this so? What is savoring?

Savoring is the mindful act of deliberating stepping even deeper into…

Anxiety: Where It Comes From, What To Do About It

Anxiety: Where It Comes From, What To Do About It

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek out therapy. In the U.S. alone, approximately 40 million adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. Such disorders include general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and panic attacks.

Because anxiety feels awful and interferes with their lives, many clients come to therapy with the goal to get rid of it. This makes logical sense. Who wants to feel uncomfortable? Yet, the reality is that getting rid of anxiety would…