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Compassionate Counseling for Individuals and Couples​

Reducing Co-dependency

“Co-dependency” is a word that is typically used to describe people who depend on others for a sence of worth. They often gravitate toward unhealthy relationships. Co-dependents live their lives through someone else….

Balancing independence and connection in relationships

Healthy committed relationships have a balance between being appropriately autonomous at times and having significant connections at other times. In one extreme, some people may be so extremely independent and self-sufficient that they…

Venture out of your Comfort Zone

Many people choose to live most their lives only in their “Comfort Zone.”  Their lives are dictated by routine and familiar activities.  Some folks rarely take any risks.  Others many not go exploring…

Limit Your Intake of Caffeine

Caffeine effects how you feel mentally and emotionally – both positively and negatively. Most people drink it to feel more alert (because it is a stimulant). However, caffeine might also cause you to…

Stop “Trying”

Sam asked Alice, “Would you please get your medical receipts together so I can finish the taxes?”   Alice said, “I’ll try to get to it this weekend.”   By the next week, Sam noticed…

From Passion to Compassion

Many people fall in love with someone who will love them rather than to give love to someone else.  “I love you” often means “I feel good that you love me.” In the…