Are You Wired For Anxiety?

ANXIETY According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting almost 40 million Americans. There are many types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more about each here. Anxiety is highly treatable yet only one third of individuals seek … Continue reading Are You Wired For Anxiety?

10 Topics People Secretly Come To Therapy For

Do You Need Therapy Often times people come to therapy knowing exactly what the issues are but not really wanting to talk about them. They will hint at those issues, tip toe around to see if it's safe to bring them up. If the therapist gets the hint and probes deeper, they may shut down, … Continue reading 10 Topics People Secretly Come To Therapy For

4 Reasons We Suffer

After years of being in the field of helping people and 32 years of human life experience (at least in this life), I have come to believe that there are 4 main pillars supporting the very painful, heavy load of human suffering. Failure. Fear. Attachment.  Karma. Failure. I have written about failure before. We think … Continue reading 4 Reasons We Suffer

Child, You Are All Grown Up.

My mother died in my dream the other night. I have been trying to brush off the residual feeling of grief and the nagging thought that I wasn’t there to say goodbye. Unsuccessfully, even though I know it was just a dream. What makes the dream real is the possibility that it can be. Watching … Continue reading Child, You Are All Grown Up.

How To Approach Realtionships Like a Job Interview.

I'm back in therapy. After 4 years of doing relatively well, I felt I had come to a point where I needed to explore some patterns that keep creeping up in my life. Patterns are telling. Pay attention to them. They are desperately trying to tell you something about yourself. My therapist gave me an assignment. … Continue reading How To Approach Realtionships Like a Job Interview.