Intuition vs. Judgment

The other day, I was wondering about the difference between intuition and judgment.  Intuition is invaluable to the therapeutic process.  Often the most fruitful avenue to self-exploration is revealed in momentary sense, or a hunch.  Intuition has been viewed as everything from a divine message to the brain’s reaction to unconsciously perceived micro-expressions.  In my […]

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Inner Child

There’s a scene in the movie Its Kind of a Funny Story that I keep coming back to.  The main character is recalling himself in a fort as his five-year-old self (I can’t remember the set-up exactly).  In the scene his adult head rests atop his child body.  I love this image because to me […]

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Morning Ritual

I’ve developed this terrible habit.  After I slide off the alarm on my phone, I habitually, unconsciously began scrolling through emails in a dreary just-waking state.  Archive. Delete. Archive. Save for later.   Instead of stretching, or taking a moment to center, my brain is mindlessly zoning into the bright LED screen of my phone. If I catch myself […]

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New Years Intentions

‘Intentions’ feels much more manageable than resolutions! What matters to me, when I think about New Years intentions, is what motivates us to achieve them. Intentions driven by shame and inadequacy invariably fail. Those driven by a sense of self-love and optimism… only fail sometimes. Fail is probably too strong of a word. When we […]

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