Blog Archive

February 1, 2018

Human connection is the foundation of two primary human needs: safety/security and love/belongingness. Self connection is correlated with safety and security. Other-centered connection is what brings a sense of love and belongingness to our lives.

Self connection

This is the root. Where it begins. All other connection is restricted to a superficial state if we do not have true connection to the self...

December 1, 2017

I’d like to start this month’s post with stating a basic premise: we all have a spirit. We know we all have a heart, we all have a brain, we all have thoughts and emotions, but often the spirit is somewhat mystical. The spirit cannot be measured or recorded. It has an incredible effect on all systems of the body, but cannot be removed or viewed. In my work, I see people who put great intent on con...

October 1, 2017

Mental Wellness. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” To me, there are two aspects to be considered when exploring mental wellness: the brain...

September 1, 2017

Passion Painting

Karina Llergo

Many people come into my therapy office with the following variations of a common scenario: “I’ve lost my passion”. Or it may sound like “I don’t have a passion” or “I’ve never had a passion”. As we begin to gently explore what this means to them, we often uncover the ever-damning shoulds. “I was reading an article/watching a video/attended a seminar/saw someone on Opr...

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