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 ]

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 ]

Walk Slowly

This is one of my favorite poems to read at the end of a yoga practice. To me, what I often feel in yoga is that reminder to slow down, be curious and open to what lies ahead . . . no matter what comes. Sometimes what comes in the yoga practice is a stiffness or ache or limitation that...[ 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 ]

Fun Distraction

I'm not really trying to promote more computer use here, because I think many of us could stand to cut down on the screen time . . . okay, I could definitely cut down on the screen time. However, in the spirit of supporting you with some resources, I had to share these. I talk a lot with my clients...[ read more ]

What You Bring To The Table

What do you like about yourself? This is a question I ask all new clients on their initial paperwork before we first meet. When we're struggling with a piece of our life (or maybe the big picture of our entire life) it's important to not discount our strengths . . . what we already bring to the table. Sometimes, remembering...[ read more ]

What’s Your Fortification?

What in your life fortifies you? When I say “fortification,” I'm not talking about a tough exterior in which nothing can hurt you. I'm not talking about walls so high and thick that you can't let people into your world. I'm talking about a sense of fortification within yourself.   A sense of feeling solid about who you are and...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

2312 Wilton Drive, Suite 22
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

karin@drkarinlawson.com
954-336-4049