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The 6 Family Roles In Addiction

When addiction happens, it happens to the whole family, and addiction comes in so so so many forms.  Whether the addiction is to food, alcohol, heroine, marijuana, chaos (etc.), whether the addiction is loud or quiet, whether the addiction is ...

3 Surprising Benefits of Fighting With Your Partner

Before we look at what happens when couples experience conflict, lets look at what happens when they don't.  Relationships with no conflict have been proven time and time again to be the least healthy.* Typically, ‘no-conflict’ relationships ...

WHAT I WORE

It's hard to know that you love something (like, really love it) and reconcile the fact that your day job isn't directly or even indirectly related to that very special something.  There's a lot of pressure to abandon a more predictable ...

9 Lessons On Connection I've Learned from Being a Therapist

In no particular order, these 9 lessons continue to pop up in my work as a therapist.  No matter who the person is, no matter what the situation is, there are some things that remain true no matter what:1.  People will rarely tell others ...

Millennial Women + Depression

Exploring the emotional grit woven through the lives of today’s twenty-something women is more than just a money tree for the lovely Lena Dunham, it’s an invaluable way for millennial women to stay healthy. According to the National Institute of ...

The 4 Most Important Questions Your Partner Will Never Ask You

There are four questions that we’re all unconsciously asking the people we love all the time. The four questions rarely get asked with words, just as they're rarely answered with words. They're almost always silent questions. When the silent answer ...

Pretty Much the Number One Communication Tool of All Time

I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while. --Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are? No, but it should be obvious--who doesn't want flowers?  And anyway, I don't want to tell him to do it, ...

Winter - Light Up the Dark

It's hard to know that you love something (like, really love it) and reconcile the fact that your day job isn't directly or even indirectly related to that very special something.  There's a lot of pressure to abandon a more predictable professional ...