Do you tell yourself that there’s no hope of your life getting better? Are you imagining that there are too many roadblocks in your way? Whatever your present situation is, it doesn’t determine your future. What do you want your life to look like? We all need a starting point, whenever we want something better … Read More
The Power of Our Beliefs!
This is such an empowering quote! Two definitions for belief are: “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists” and “trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.” Can you see how powerful those concepts are? They’re the foundation for growth! It’s difficult to create what we don’t believe in! If you … Read More
How Many Times Can You Start Over?
My answer is that you can start over as many times as you need to! You get a new opportunity every morning. You’re given the gift of 24 hours — a blank slate for you to create whatever you want/need to create. Does it really have to be a negative that you’ve tried before, and … Read More
I’m Back In Touch!
I’ve had a long absence from my blog, and haven’t written any new posts for quite awhile! I want to apologize to those who have been wondering where I went. Like so many others, I have found that I occasionally need a break from online activities. I wish I could promise that it will never … Read More
A Sense of Shame vs. Feeling Guilty
As a Santa Barbara Therapist, I’ve talked with many unhappy clients about feelings of guilt and shame. Both are very heavy burdens to carry. They limit our ability to create the lives that we crave. Guilt is a sense that we’ve done something specific that’s wrong. This can be easier to heal than shame. When … Read More
What If You Believed In Yourself?
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E. E. Cummings This is a beautiful quote, and perfectly captures the way healthy, well-loved children experience life! Have you ever taken a walk with a young child? They’re full of curiosity and feelings of … Read More