Self-Actualization: The Process of Reaching Your Highest Potential

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n the 1940’s the german neurologist, Kurt Goldstein coined the term Self-actualization which can be understood as the process of realizing one’s full potential. This term is more frequently associated with humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow. Maslow is best known for his work on the human hierarchy of needs. You may have seen the human hierarchy […]

How to Become a Skilled Meditator

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Meditation isn’t a new phenomenon but an ancient practice used by yogis for thousands of years. Originally brought to the west by gurus like Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi, and D.T. Suzuki, meditation’s popularity continued to grow through endorsements from celebrities like The Beatles. The last 10 years have sparked a resurgence propelling meditation and mindfulness into […]

What is Psychotherapy and How Does it Work to Transform You?

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Even with the rapidly growing awareness of mental health, many people still believe that psychotherapy is reserved for people with serious mental health issues. While people struggling with such issues may have a greater need for therapy even those without psychological disorders can benefit from it. If you are feeling resistant to therapy it is […]

The Tale of a Mom’s Pursuit of…Coffee

Once upon a random fine day, my twin babies had a medical appointment in a far away land. Land where sick children became healthy, and where hope was restored for all the parents in the world. (Aka, an outpatient office located in a hospital setting about an hour drive from our house.) Which is not […]

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, It’s a Good Time to Talk About Grief

I’m writing this article to deepen the conversation about death and grief. This uncomfortable topic of human death in our American, Western culture where we deeply value human life. The thoughts and theories in this article are timeless and applicable to death from anything and under any circumstances outside of coronavirus; it speaks volumes to past, […]

The Post-Partum Mom’s Readiness and Return to Work

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The United States of America is one of two countries in the world that does not have a federal law requiring businesses and corporations to offer paid Maternity Leave for their employees. A country built on the esteemed climb to achieve the “American Dream” with ideals for Family Values. And some really do live this […]

5 Things to Keep In Mind for the NICU Mom

First of all, congratulations on your baby(s)! Or to your interested party to whom you might send this article if you assessed they will benefit from the tips. I add plurality because twins are often times born early at a low birth weight, requiring a NICU stay. “Stay”, like at a hotel with special accommodations. […]

Why We Appreciate Abusive Primary Caregivers/Parents

Attachment is an irresistible, enduring force that cannot be avoided. Whether we are aware of our personal style or not, it is always in operation. Behind the curtain. Alternatively, behind the scenes. The doors are always available for business. It influences our personalities, relationships, and worldviews. Every single human being walking this earth has developed […]

Healing Trauma and Depression: A Path to Recovery

Trauma, in its many forms, has the power to cast a profound shadow on our lives. Its effects often reach beyond the surface, seeping into the very core of our being, affecting our mental and emotional well-being. Among the various repercussions, trauma is closely linked to depression, creating a complex web of challenges that many […]

How left brain dominance is causing the emerging meaning crisis

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A few years back I came across a rebel wisdom podcast featuring Iain McGhilchrist, a psychiatrist who has been studying brain hemispheres differences for decades. In the episode, McGhilchrist shares his theory of the divided brain which suggests that there is an increasing propensity in humanity to see reality through the eyes of the left hemisphere […]