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November 10, 2018

Anger Management 101

One of the most uncomfortable emotions for so many of us is anger. According to Buddhist Psychologist Tara Brach, anger can be viewed as a “wise discriminator“. As with all feelings, anger is an indicator – it lets us know that…
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November 12, 2018

Acceptance, Non-Attachment & Surrender: How Buddhist Principles Decrease Stress

I recently watched an episode of “Portlandia” in which Fred and Carrie, discussing all of the political/environmental/social justice issues one can be concerned about, decide to just “give up”. While the video is obviously a spoof and meant to be tongue-in-cheek, as…
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November 14, 2018

The Secrets I Know…

As a therapist, I have the honor of becoming someone’s “secret holder”. I get to peek into other people’s minds and hearts and I am always so humbled by this offering. Each client gives me the gift of witnessing Truth…
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November 18, 2018

Anxiety, Fear & Buddhism

So many of us live our lives in fear. We’re afraid of failure, of being vulnerable (and risking rejection), afraid of not fitting in, of messing up, of letting ourselves and others down. We’re afraid to stay stuck and just as afraid…
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November 20, 2018

What Is Holistic Psychotherapy?

The dictionary defines holistic as “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole”. When referring to holistic medicine, the definition is as follows: “characterized by the treatment of the whole…
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November 22, 2018

Stress & The Power of Perception

Various theories on stress and the stress response exist. From a psychological perspective, stress is directly related to perception (good news for those in Buddhist psychotherapy!). Lazarus and Folkman's "Cognitive Appraisal Theory" (1984) highlights the role of perception in regard to stress, demonstrating…
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