Writing at the intersection of psychotherapy, fitness and nutrition for clients and practitioners

Pushing Past the Pain

Pushing Past the Pain

“It’s too painful. I can’t deal with this.” I hear this from clients as we begin closing in on the source of their problems.  It’s hard work, and they may reach a point where it all feels “too much.” But that’s precisely the time to pay attention. It's human nature to...

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The Crucial Key to Creating Lasting Change

The Crucial Key to Creating Lasting Change

Ilene was a single, professional 30-something woman in the prime of her life. Her business was successful, she was involved in her community, and she was well liked and supported by her friends and family. The problem was, even though by all appearances, she looked...

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Wishing Trap

Wishing Trap

Ben, a 39 year old married accountant with two young children, began our session in typical fashion, plopping down on my couch, head down, shoulders slumped, and sighing deeply. "How are you, Ben?" I asked him. He looked up at the ceiling, sighed again and said, "I...

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