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Compassion is the Answer

I recently listened to one of the most freeing podcasts I’ve ever heard. It’s called ‘Man Enough’ and it’s hosted by Justin Baldoni, Liz Plank, & Jamey Heath. This particular episode featured an interview with Alok Vaid-Menon. A...

Progressive Relaxation: Basic But Worth It

I often ask clients throughout our work together to check in with their body and notice what they are physically feeling. This is easy for some people (and a welcome move away from any question about emotions), but extraordinarily difficult for others. In fact,...
Where Is Your Competitive Side Hiding?

Where Is Your Competitive Side Hiding?

Competition is motivating to a lot of people, but many feel it’s just unhelpful and destructive. But hiding your competitive side may be hurting you more than you realize. Competition is another one of those things that seems binary: I’m a competitive person or I’m...
You Can’t Think Your Way Into Happiness

You Can’t Think Your Way Into Happiness

Approaching your therapy in the same way you tackle a new project at work or develop a certain concrete skill may be just what’s getting in the way of your happiness. The emotional logic you need may be different from the logic you successfully use elsewhere. It...
How to Get a Man to Go to Therapy

How to Get a Man to Go to Therapy

To get a man to go to therapy there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Men are not socialized to ask for help—especially when it comes to slippery “feminine” things like their emotions. But men have them (emotions, that is) and often could use some...