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Feeling Safe in Stillness

  Feeling Safe in Stillness   Right now, chaos reigns.  Maybe it is turning on the news to hear scary statistics and who has what level of surge happening or going to happen.  Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to work from home when you left critical notes or resources at the office (who…

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Telehealth Sessions

  Telehealth Sessions Hurricane Harvey Since being in private practice starting in 2009, I had done virtual Telehealth sessions with clients every now and then.  However, in 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston, Telehealth sessions became a necessity.  At this point, I had a group practice with two locations and several other…

3 Things Your Husband Needs From You

3 Things Your Husband Needs From You

I’ve been procrastinating writing this.  For one thing, I’m neither a man nor a husband and while I do not do a lot of this writing from my own life experience, the other thing is that I do not see a lot of men in my practice!  One thing I do know, men are more…

Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Made Easy

  Ever cringe when you hear the word meditate?  I have to be honest and share that I definitely have.  In the beginning, I think it was because it felt a little “froo froo” to me.  A little out there…like, you want me to do whaaaat? You know what I’m saying?  And then I began…

Orthorexia - When Desire for a Healthy Lifestyle Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

Orthorexia – When Desire for a Healthy Lifestyle Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

You may have heard the term “orthorexia” as it relates to eating disorder.  While not a formal diagnosis, it’s a way to differentiate one restrictive/avoidance type of eating disorder from another.  For example, one may be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and has behaviors around caloric restriction while another may fall under the diagnosis of Anorexia…

Defensiveness

Defensiveness

What is Defensiveness?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, defensiveness gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

Stonewalling

Stonewalling

What is Stonewalling?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, stonewalling gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

Criticism

Criticism

What is Criticism?   While not quite as damaging to a relationship as contempt, criticism gives it a run for it’s money as one of the top four negative communication styles Dr. John Gottman has found contributes to divorce.   He calls these the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Let’s start with a good operating…

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Contempt

What is Contempt?   One of the main things you should know about contempt is that it is the #1 predictor of divorce, according to marriage research guru Dr. John Gottman.  Contempt is a way of communicating the conveys disgust, disrespect, and superiority. If you’ve engaged in (hey, none of us are perfect!) or experienced…