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 ]

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 ]

 

Karin Lawson

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