Moving Away and Moving Towards – The South Florida Experience

I'm beginning an 8 post series on the psychological thrills and disappointments of moving . . . specifically to south Florida. More and more in my private practice, professional adults are coming in struggling to find their routine, their social connections and their balance, despite the initial excitement of moving to the east coast. Sometimes this reality hits a month...[ read more ]

More Resilient

More Resilient

Instagram artist Mari Andrew is someone I discovered the past year or so. Her simple, yet profoundly truthful illustrations are what have made her a favorite of mine and many others. What I didn't know, until now, was part of Mari's story and how her drawing helped her in a particularly challenging time of her life when her physical well-being (and...[ read more ]

How I Coped with My Wife’s Infertility: A Male’s Perspective

How I Coped with My Wife’s Infertility: A Male’s Perspective

This is the second installment of back-to-back blog posts written by a couple in the south Florida area. When I personally read their words, the rawness and poignancy struck me immediately and I knew I wanted to share them with you. These are re-posted from Finding Cloud 9, the blog of Fort Lauderdale psychologist Jamie Long, with her permission. If...[ read more ]

Infertility and Mother’s Day: To Those of Us Struggling

Infertility and Mother’s Day: To Those of Us Struggling

In light of these recent Mother's and Father's holidays, I wanted to share back-to-back blog posts, which are written by a couple in the south Florida area. When I personally read their words, the rawness and poignancy struck me immediately and I knew I wanted to share them with you. These are re-posted from Finding Cloud 9, the blog of...[ read more ]

Today’s Poem: The Invitation

Today's Poem: The Invitation

Today, I wanted to share a poem with you that always makes me stop what I'm doing every time I run across it. I happened to come across it again this morning online after having been introduced to this piece of work many years ago. I invite you to spend some time with 'The Invitation' and see how/if it impacts...[ read more ]

The Words You Say to Yourself

The Words You Say to Yourself

There is a common misconception in this world that harsh criticism creates results. You see it with some athletic coaches, some teachers, some parents and I bet if you listen to yourself, you’ll definitely hear it happening with your own internal self-talk. Unfortunately, many people struggle with a fear that kindness creates laziness and it potentially creates too much permission...[ 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 ]

On Supporting Haiti’s Hurricane Relief

Sow a Seed

After we battened down the hatches in south Florida and escaped the clutches of Hurricane Matthew, we looked on as the results of Haiti's hurricane experience was devastating. Absolutely devastating. I personally am always skeptical about how to best to reach out and help, given that we hear about corrupt organizational leaders in non-profits. I want to make sure my...[ read more ]

The Intentional Inbox

The Intentional Inbox

I know what most of us need is fewer emails coming through our inboxes. However, what if you had a weekly or monthly dose of uplifting encouragement and actually gave yourself 5 minutes to open it and let it sink into your brain? As I was cleaning out my own inboxes (yes, multiple inboxes), I couldn't bring myself to unsubscribe...[ read more ]

Karin Lawson

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Miami, FL 33138

karin@drkarinlawson.com
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