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“Dude, that’s my car!”: 3 life lessons from a foiled 5:30am attempted burglary

Denver CO CounselingNormally, I write about what is personal to you…your relationships, life, troubles. Today, I am writing, uncharacteristically, about myself.

Last night, I awoke at 1 am for the routine blood sugar check of my son who has Type 1 diabetes. Due to some minor medical issues, I ended up being awake until 2 am. As I finally returned to bed to sleep, it was clear that my body was in active mode so I got up and headed for the living room to do some computer work.

Pretty soon it was 5:30 am and dawn was about to break, I moved to open the ...

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The One Thing That Will Change Your Relationships Now

One thing. Just one thing can change everything. Denver CO Therapist

Right now, take 100% accountability. Take accountability for your unhappiness, your hurt, your pain, your joy, your sorrow, your failed expectations, your dashed hopes. Take accountability for how you feel, what you have come to believe, and how it might not be working.

The most AMAZING thing happens when you take 100% accountability.

You stop blaming. You stop blaming yourself and you stop blaming your partner.

And when you stop blaming, you stop pumping toxic waste into your relationship.

And then, things will begin to change.

If you are really ready to make stuff happen in your relationships, take a good look ...

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Expectations Are Everything: 3 ways that your expectations might be hurting your relationships

This week there has been a lot of buzz from Jade Beall’s “A Beautiful Body” Book Project. As I, like millions of others, took in the gorgeous images of the mothers’ in the bookCouples Counseling Denver CO with the curves, marks, puckers, and folds brazenly and respectfully revealed, it struck me how our expectations of what these bodies might or should look like deeply and profoundly affect our experience of what they actually are.

The images that are splashed on magazine covers, billboards, and in social media of celebrities “baby bump” bodies, we all know, are digitally altered. And yet, these images give us a quiet template where ...

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Friendships. They don’t just happen. They are made.

Denver CO Counseling When was the last time you had a really hard, honest, and vulnerable conversation with your best friend?

The kind of conversation that makes your belly feel sick and your throat close up.

The kind of conversation that happens and you think, “I can’t believe I am about to say this out loud.”

When was the last time that you spoke the naked and honest truth to someone who you love deeply and widely? Someone who you might feel closer to than even your spouse or your family.

When was the last time that you stepped right into the brilliance of life and felt yourself ...

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“Make Stuff Happen. Go.” – Seth Godin

Button with GO | Therapist Denver COI am a huge fan of Seth Godin. As an entrepreneur and out-of-the-box thinker, his concepts are exciting and provocative.

As a relationship therapist, his concepts are exciting and provocative.

His ideas push us to live more fully in that place that feels a bit scary, naked, vulnerable, and totally alive. Seth Godes us on to make a ruckus. Be remarkable. Stand out. His motto, “Make stuff happen. Go.”

It is 3 am and I am awake flooded with energy for my move into a new office space tomorrow…or rather, today. This past month, I have been stepping out into a number of ...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Couples Counseling Denver CO Every moment on this planet is a gift. Ask someone who has just received a terminal diagnosis and they will tell you that or someone who has just lost a loved one.

I watched the very touching film today about Zach Sobeich the 17-year-old given just a few months to live and who just recently died.

The truth is, we all have a terminal diagnosis. It is called life.

My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few weeks after his 4th birthday. Life changed drastically for my family then because we were now walking with life and death in a very new ...

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Save This Relationship! Don’t try to make a dog a cat.

Most couples begin dating because they enjoy one another. The friendship that they build is the beginning of their relationship.Denver CO Relationship Therapy

I often meet with couples after they have been together for a number of years. Their once enjoyable relationship has become conflictual and tense. Suddenly, the behaviors that they once loved (or at the least, were able to overlook) about their partner are now terribly irritating.

Jane is a quiet, homebody who enjoys gardening, baking, and sitting on the front porch with a cup of tea. She is organized, tidy, and feels fueled by her time alone. Jane enjoys going out with friends, yoga classes, and long distance ...

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