For many, therapy can be daunting. We all have broken places inside us and it can feel shameful to put words to issues that are bothersome. At its core, that is an act of courage. As therapists, our aim is to understand and be compassionate of these shameful and broken places that sometimes inhibit our clients from having a deeper, more powerful experience.
By: Cliff Shuman, LMFT The holidays are usually considered one of the happiest times of the year. Filled with good cheer… Yet it also comes with an abundance of too much—too much travel, too much sweets, too many plans and at times, yes, too much family. During times of stress at times we might not communicate to our partner or family member in the best most uplifting way.
A personal and helpful journey to find balance amidst life's challenges. Studies show that practicing and experiencing gratitude boosts feelings of satisfaction, strengthens our relationships and drives us to help others.