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Liberating Yourself this 4th of July

As you prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, celebrating our independence as a nation, your heart might be feeling the balance between the celebration and the heaviness of how can we allow ourselves to celebrate when our country is in such deep turmoil?

Children are still being torn from their parents and detained in detention facilities reminiscent of concentration camps and internment camps... Roe v Wade might be overturned... California might separate into two different states... race relations continue to be slow in improving and divisiveness continues to prevail. 

That's why today I want to share with you this video about what you can do to make the changes our country and our world so badly need right now. 

What is Loneliness?

Many of the clients who reach out to us for either individual therapy or couples counseling here at our San Jose psychotherapy office do so because they feel lonely in their lives and their relationships, despite being surrounded by loved ones.  

In our Get Acquainted Calls women seeking therapy share with us they have an intimate romantic partnership, yet for whatever reason, they feel lonely and disconnected. They describe a sense of feeling like their lives are on auto-pilot and the love and connection they once used to experience in their marriage or partnership feels like it is missing. These women crave the feeling of connection and intimacy they once shared with their partners.

Taking Time to Pause and Review

With the end of another year upon us, I invite us to take a moment to pause and review. Set aside some sacred time to reflect on where you have been and how far you have come. Then, celebrate yourself for your journey. Read more for ideas and suggestions to help you on your review. 

The New Rules of Getting Over Unavailable Men

Ever feel like you need to create a bunch of rules after you break up with someone so that you don't reach out to them again and get your heart burned all over again? Yeah, you're not alone. Check out what singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has to say about it and her top rules to navigate these heart wrenching situations. 

Do New Year's Resolutions Really Work?

Do New Year's Resolutions Really Work?

We are 19 days into the new year...how are you feeling about yourself and your resolutions? If you've been beating yourself up for not keeping up, here's a new way to approach the new year. And no, it's not too late to try something new. ;)

Self Care: A Vlog

Check out this new vlog to help you with self-care! 

"When you're not whole, when you are not complete, when you are not taken care of and taking care of yourself, it is very difficult to find success in relationships."

Tend and Befriend: A Healing Survival Response

Tend and Befriend: A Healing Survival Response

One of the most healing ways to move forward in life when faced with challenges is to have a tribe of loving, supportive people around you. Learn more about Tend and Befriend as a survival response and get ideas on how to build your tribe.