How to Make Friends in a New City: Miami Edition

So, you're new to the area? Or you're not new to the area, but you haven't really found a friend group? Here are four ideas to get you out and about engaging with other people in Miami.   Check out If you're not familiar with, first let me clarify, this is not a dating website. It is a...[ read more ]

Listen and Learn: Psychologically Geared Podcasts

Listen and Learn: Psychologically Geared Podcasts

Some colleagues and I were recently having a discussion about podcasts, and this reminded me that I used to listen to podcasts on my commute and somehow got out of the habit. I find it's a great way to absorb some information while on the road, and even though I'm much more of a visual learner, some of it sticks....[ read more ]

Permission for Mystery

Permission for Mystery

When I heard Jack Kornfield speak last month in Miami, one of the themes that stuck with me was mystery and allowing ourselves to “not know.” I really gravitated to this idea as I noticed my body immediately relax to the idea as my mind excitedly thought, “I don't have to figure everything out? I don't have to try and...[ read more ]

Caring for Yourself After Taking a Risk

Caring For Yourself After Taking a Risk

A theme that I am often talking to my clients about is the need for comfort when we are taking risks in life. I believe it is a balancing act of putting oneself out there into the world and then having a space to recover. That “space” can be a person, place, activity or thing . . . or a...[ read more ]

The Sleepless Ones

The Sleepless Ones

This past weekend I attended a three day event with guest speaker Jack Kornfield, a psychologist from northern California. While I predict I may be writing about this weekend experience for multiple weeks, I wanted to start with this poem he shared, which was new to me. The chord that struck me about this writing was the common humanity piece....[ read more ]

You Got This! Executive Functioning Skills at a Glance

Executive Functioning Skills at a Glance

Since it is relatively still the beginning of 2017 and we've all just set goals and intentions and are wanting to make them materialize, we may have bought a planner, daybook … or are converting to digital options. I thought this might be a great time to touch base around those skills of organizing and planning. Yes, they're actually skills....[ read more ]

Social Media Sobriety

I have conflicting feelings about social media and its effect on us. I see the potential harm to us . . . potentially reducing our in-person connections, increasing isolation and loneliness, increasing comparison - which does a number on our esteem, being an unhealthy platform for people to harass and hide. Despite these concerns, I am active on social media...[ read more ]

Practice What You Preach: Sandplay Therapy

Sand play therapy

I'd love to share with you a therapeutic experience I had last week. I met up with another local therapist to learn more about her therapeutic modality, Sandplay Therapy. The concept of Sandplay Therapy wasn't completely foreign to me. I had worked with a few different therapists at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, who utilized miniature figurines without the official sand component and...[ read more ]

The Practice of Gratitude: Not just a holiday activity

The Practice of Gratitude

So excited to write for Oliver-Pyatt Centers this month and happy to repost the article here:   The Practice of Gratitude: Not just a holiday activity Given that this is the month of Thanksgiving in the United States, of course I couldn’t post without acknowledging the psychological benefits of attending to gratitude. You might brush this off as simply a feel...[ read more ]

Imposter Syndrome: It’s Legit

I was honored to be a guest blogger for Eating Disorders Blogs this month and happy to repost the article here: Imposter Syndrome: It’s Legit When my clients are moving into a more recovered space, they often struggle with the concept of Imposter Syndrome, plagued by disbelief and surrealness . . . Am I really this recovered? Am I to...[ read more ]


Karin Lawson

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138

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