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We all have this innate desire to make someone feel better with our words. It’s a curious one. Brené Brown says in her description of what empathy is, that, “rarely does a response make something better.” One of those pearls that force you to stop and think..

June 2, 2018

In early sessions she had talked about her confusion, about her role as a younger daughter growing up in a large family and  having to follow the rules or be beaten - even when she didn’t know what was wrong.

February 14, 2018

Often the opinions we decide about ourselves, come through the opinions of others. Crazily, we hand over our power to other people so they can tell us if we are good, valued or loved. If, and when they do, we feel better about ourselves, and when they don’t, we can fee...

December 23, 2017

Many of the difficulties we experience at Christmas among family members stem from the high expectations we impose on ourselves and on others.