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Letting Go
31 Dec 2014

Letting Go

Make Space for Your Goals Next Year.   There’s an annual tradition in New York called Good Riddance Day. The motto is “Shred it and Forget it. Start Fresh in 2015!” On the website they go on to explain: Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Years revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting the on fire. There is something...

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Why Therapy?
09 Dec 2014

Why Therapy?

A version of this post was originally published in my weekly newsletter about art therapy, running a private practice and overall wellness. To receive these post before anyone else subscribe here.   Here in New York we are familiar with therapy. We know a little bit about what to expect when we walk in those doors; a chair, a couch, (if you’re coming to see me,...

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Book Recommendations
23 Aug 2014

Book Recommendations

Happy Weekend All. Last week I wrote about fear. Here are a couple of book recommendations that have helped me immensely along the way. Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland is a classic book about honoring the process that you will read over and over again. The pottery story alone is worth a trip to the book store. Bird by Bird by...

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17 Aug 2014

Fear of Starting

This post was originally published in my weekly newsletter about art therapy, running a private practice and overall wellness. To receive these post before anyone else subscribe here. “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of...

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Should Therapists Have Full Transparency With Their Clients?
15 Jul 2014

Should Therapists Have Full Transparency With Their Clients?

I have been thinking a lot lately about traditional therapy versus popular therapy. Therapy has always followed the same basic model. You come to see me. Tell me the most intimate details of your life. I listen maybe take notes and reveal as little as humanly possible about myself. Am I married? “Why do you want to know?” Do I have kids? “If I did...

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05 Jul 2014

This post was originally published in my weekly newsletter about art therapy, running a private practice and overall wellness. To receive these post before anyone else subscribe here. Introducing a resource for promoting healthy communication styles with people diagnosed with Aspergers. I hope this email finds you well and you enjoyed your holiday weekend. It’s hot here in New York, with temperatures hitting the 90s. The heat has me...

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08 Jun 2014

This post was originally published in my weekly newsletter about art therapy, running a private practice and overall wellness. To receive these post before anyone else subscribe here. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison Hello Again,   As the air gets hot and heavy I find myself dreaming about…well,...

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