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 ]

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 ]

Karin Lawson

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Miami, FL 33138

karin@drkarinlawson.com
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