Climbing the Hill of Anxiety

Climbing the Hill of Anxiety

This metaphor for anxiety is not original to me. I stole it from a speaker at a CBT workshop a gazillion years ago. Hill of Anxiety Imagine you are at the bottom of a big hill and you want to get to the other side, only there is something very scary at the top of the...
3 Steps to Being Happier Right Now

3 Steps to Being Happier Right Now

“To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.” ~Dogen Zenji  You are not perfect. I am not perfect. We are whole and connected in our imperfection and that is a good thing. I’m just going to cut to the chase here...
The Initial Psych Consult

The Initial Psych Consult

When we first meet a new potential client for The Initial Psych Consultation (‘psych consult’ for short) at Explore What’s Next, whether they are depressed, anxious, or a combination of both, they often come to me exhausted and vulnerable, after...
When Facebook Fails Don’t Panic

When Facebook Fails Don’t Panic

When Facebook Fails…Feeling helpless? In shock? Are you running around in circles, pulling your hair out, screaming, “I’m doomed!!!” Then you probably just went to your Facebook page and instead of the lovely posts of your latest business conquests, you found…A...