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Being Authentic

Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Being Authentic

Being Authentic

Every day there is a battle being waged inside of you. The struggle to realize your authentic Self. What you genuinely are is pitted against what you were never meant to be. You probably can’t even recall when this clash began. Most likely whenever you were first rewarded for being something that you’re not. The bounty for disingenuousness is substantial. You get to be considered “normal”. Perhaps the conflict was incited after you were punished for revealing what you truly are. Others can be threatened by your truth. Especially if it...

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The Father of American Psychology

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Father of American Psychology

The Father of American Psychology

William James was the first American psychologist. He has been quoted as saying that “the first psychology class I ever attended was the one I taught.” This course was offered at Harvard University in 1875 and it began the study of psychology in America. William strove to understand human consciousness as a whole; he did not compartmentalize the psyche. His vast interests included religious experiences, the nature of belief, free will and the human instincts- just to name a few. In 1890 he published “Principles of Psychology” in...

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Always Dreaming

Posted by on April 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Always Dreaming

Always Dreaming

The human psyche is always dreaming. Nature has endowed us with an unconscious mind that perpetually produces streams of images which lie just below the surface of conscious awareness. The unconscious is continually active and never completely turns off. When we sleep, the ego relinquishes control of the mind and allows itself to be submerged back into the depths of the unconscious. During this time, a portion of our awareness stays intact and directly experiences the flow of these images as dreams. A random series of forms cascade over what...

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Understanding Co-Dependency

Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Understanding Co-Dependency

Understanding Co-Dependency

Co-dependency can develop in almost any form of relationship. Oftentimes it is prevalent with friends, families and partners of people struggling with addiction. It is also regularly seen in those close to someone who has a narcissistic personality. Whenever someone completely neglects their own needs in order to take care of another there is a potential for co-dependency to appear. Even the parent-child relationship can slip into this area when a parent’s care-taking consumes their own sense of self and they feel like a martyr or a...

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The Dark Side of People Pleasing

Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Dark Side of People Pleasing

The Dark Side of People Pleasing

Have you ever said yes when you really wanted to say no? If not, good for you. If so, you’re not alone. Everybody’s doing it these days. What in the world could compel someone to act contrary to their own wishes? I’ll tell you what: people pleasing. People pleasing occurs when a person puts everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. It stems from a deep-seated fear of rejection, a constant need for external validation and an inability to say no. So what’s the big problem with desiring validation? We all want to be liked. We...

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On the Importance of Soul-work

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on On the Importance of Soul-work

On the Importance of Soul-work

Despite the vast technological knowledge our culture possesses we continue to remain a mystery to ourselves. In the realm of the psyche it is tempting, when faced with painful and inscrutable experiences, to try to eliminate or solve the problems as quickly as possible and “move on with our lives.” Whereas this course of action allows us to continue functioning normally we may be missing an invitation to a deeper, more meaningful relationship to ourselves and to life. Another option is to listen to disturbing feelings as the voices of...

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Temple of the Tenth Muse

Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Temple of the Tenth Muse

Temple of the Tenth Muse

My calls to Clio are going straight to voicemail. Erato won’t respond to my texts. Calliope? Don’t even ask. That’s why I’m visiting the Temple of the Tenth Muse. Espresso has almost never let me down. I have come to this sacred space with a question: “Where does inspiration come from?” I don’t really know. Right now I’m thinking it comes from absurdly strong coffee but let’s see what others say. The Greeks believed that inspiration came from goddesses called muses. The muses were considered to be responsible for all human...

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Walk and Talk

Posted by on March 17, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

  Therapy is all about becoming un-stuck and creating movement in parts of your self that have become stagnant.  It’s also focused on making connections and gaining the inspiration needed to realize your authentic self. This can certainly be accomplished while sitting down in an enclosed area though it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes getting out of the office and into a natural space can greatly enhance the therapeutic process. I have walked with clients through Audubon Park, City Park and several New Orleans neighborhoods. These...

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Medication Madness

Posted by on February 12, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Medication Madness

Medication Madness

Children are being polluted. Not only by toxic chemicals in the air but also by toxic chemicals given to them by adults. Every day children are told that they have to take medications to treat disorders such as ADHD and Bi-Polar. Both of these disorders are highly over-diagnosed and subsequently over-medicated in children ranging from the age of 3 to 17. The result is the prescription of amphetamines, antipsychotics and other psychotropic drugs to many kids who do not need them. This article is first and foremost meant to be of service to...

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The Art of Dreaming

Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Art of Dreaming

Dreaming is an art. It is the art by which nature attempts to re-establish wholeness between your conscious and unconscious minds. Dreams do not intend to be deceptive or even elusive. They are imaginal messengers from your innermost psyche that speak in the only language they know; symbol and metaphor.  Taking the time to understand the language of dreams can bring balance to your personality, spark instinctual creativity and expand your view of the world. First, though, it’s necessary to develop your own perspective towards dream images....

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