Who does not love to be protected? Can you remember a time when someone stuck up for you in public?
10 Pieces of Relationship Advice for Building Secure Attachment (Thanks, Stan Tatkin)
Romantic relationships can be hard. Like, really f’ing hard. And it can be so nice to have help given to us in the form of a succinct list.
Addiction as Protection + Protection as Addiction
Psychology Responds to Physiology In my last blog post, I spoke about the way we use addiction as a means of dealing with chronic nervous…
Why SOMATIC psychotherapy…
If you will indulge me…Take your right hand and begin massaging your left index finger. Start out gently and slowly use more force so that y
Transpersonal Psychology: A Brief Explanation & History
I began meditating fifteen years ago, when I was twenty-one. I can remember my first experiences of breath-centered focus quite clearly.
Trauma and the Unlived Life – Grieving What We’ve Lost
My tween years were filled with adventures, made invaluable by my close-knit and friendly circle. I remember spending a whole summer at an outdoor camp near Bull Harbor, a small
Hypervigilance vs Healthy Vigilance: The Trauma of Marginalization
You’re a woman in her early thirties, dressed nicely, and on the bus coming home from work. It’s about 7pm, and dusk is arriving. You take your usual seat on the bus and
Developmental Trauma vs PTSD: Getting a Sense
When I was born, I was given up for adoption. It would take me nearly thirty years to understand how much this has affected me. Speaking as a fellow
Addiction + the Faux Window of Tolerance
In a recent conversation, my mom asked me why some people become addicted to drugs while others do not. I love when conversations go in a challenging direction.