Advice Versus Guidance in Therapy

“What do you think I should do?”. If I had a nickel for every time I heard this question in therapy I would be writing this post from my own personal island. Client’s often feel lost, confused, and conflicted. They may be attending therapy to find the answers to very difficult questions. They may feel…

One Simple Yet Powerful Statement To Help Resolve Conflict Peacefully

Most people are not strangers to arguing with a loved one. Altercations occur between family and friends all of the time, you’ve probably even seen a few unpleasant arguments unfold in public. The reasons vary but they tend to play out the same way. There’s usually some trigger that lights the fuse, it sparks and…

Why We Should Forgive Even When It’s Difficult

Forgiving someone that has harmed you is never an easy task. Sometimes people refuse to forgive because they feel the other person simply does not deserve it. Sometimes the pain is too severe and forgiveness does not seem like a real option. But why should we choose to forgive? Is it really to let the…

The 10 Minute Rule: Setting Yourself Up For a Positive Day

I think it’s fair to say that we can all manage our time more efficiently throughout the day. This may be most true in the morning. How many snoozes have you snoozed? How many times have you rushed through breakfast or skipped it altogether to save a few precious minutes? Nobody wants to rush through…

Mindful Exiting – Leave It All Behind You

Imagine you leave your house in the morning with an empty bag slung on your back. Now imagine that you pick up an apple sized rock every time you go through a door and place that rock in your bag. How many rocks would you have by the end of the day? How much does…