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sexeducation

Learning to Talk About Sex

I love talking about things that typically make other people feel uncomfortable, especially in the therapy world. Those uncomfortable topics are usually money and sex. Last week I presented at a fall conference for marriage and...

negativetalkoutofdating

Take the Negative Self-Talk Out of Dating

I’ve been loving Marcy Farrey’s Saturday posts about single life (which you should totally check out) because conversations about dating are common in my office. The conversations are usually about self and feeling vulnerab...

couplefighting

4 Issues that Lead to Breakups

We’ve talked about the magic ratio to keep your relationship healthy, so I want to help you be on the lookout for four things that will eventually take any relationship down the breakup path. John Gottman, a renowned research...


FacebookDepression

Facebook and Your Mental Health

Facebook has woven its way into the lives of millions — a lot of you probably even found your way to this post from Facebook. I hope it’s because we’re Facebook friends, I’ve liked your posts, you’ve liked CGN, or...

findtherighttherapist

Find the Right Therapist for You

You’ve decided it’s time to go to therapy. It’s probably because you know you’re awesome, but you want to become more awesome, and you’re wondering what’s next. For most people, that next step is picking a thera...

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Erasing the Stigma of Therapy: It’s for Awesome People, Too!

It’s hard to believe, but therapy is still stigmatized — and sometimes considered to be catered to the weak. Being a therapist, and having countless friends who are therapists, counselors, and coaches, when one of u...


love-languages

Using the 5 Love Languages in Your Life

We’ve talked about the importance of increasing your positive interactions within your relationship  so I bet you’d like to know some ways to do that.  One of the ways I like to do this with couples is to help them gain a...

universe

A Kick in the Pants from the Universe

A very wise friend of mine recently told me, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be,” and I had an argument with him about it. The rational, question-asker, seeking answers with show-me-proof part of me called a bull...

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Rebuilding Self Trust

The topic of body image resonates with many people.  Our conversation last week sparked a further and more in depth chat with friends and clients about why we’re so psychotically mean to ourselves and our bodies. It occurred...


bodyimage

Getting Ahead of Shameful Body Image Thoughts

Body image has been appearing in the work  I’ve been doing lately and as I’ve asked more questions, I’ve uncovered some deep seeded body hating conversations women have been having with themselves and their friends. Body...