Posts Tagged ‘self-improvement’

20 Dec

Fostering an Open-Hearted Relationship

The heart is an amazing organ. Whether you are a cardiac surgeon fascinated by its physiology or an athlete dedicated to expanding its capacity, a poet writing to capture its mystery or just an average person loving another person, the heart has long been considered… Read More

4 Feb

How I get through my January Malaise

I sent my second college age daughter back to school last Sunday and I’m feeling SAD; you? Every year around this time, after the holiday fun and festivities, the extra boost of love and warmth from being surrounded by friends and family has ended, I… Read More

6 Nov

Fall: A Season of Change and Transitioning

Staff therapist Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW, MFT  specializes  Fall is here. Although television commercials have been announcing the return of Fall since mid-summer, it is finally undeniable that the season is changing. This change can mean a lot of different things for different people. For… Read More

1 Jul

You Can Take a Break, But Your Program Can’t

Summer is often a time for trips to the beach, the mountains or simply a time to relax and let our guard down a little bit. Many of us take vacations in the summer in hopes to get away from it all and have a… Read More

25 Jun

How to Cultivate Gratitude

Staff Therapist Carol Blum, M.Ed, CAC, MFT, LPC works with mindfulness techniques. She also has 20 years experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief, health concerns, addiction, depression, anxiety, and serious mental illness. Research in neuroscience tells us that regular doses of gratitude can change… Read More

13 Nov

Useful Books

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it's often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Here is a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking… Read More

10 Dec

When the Student is Ready

Very few therapists at Council for Relationships are involved exclusively in providing therapy to clients. A number of us teach – either as members of the Jefferson University’s faculty in the School of Psychiatry, or facilitate workshops throughout the tri-state area, or as part of… Read More

11 Nov

Talking to Yourself

There are too many things to do these days to fit into the time available. But we try our best. We juggle. We fit a lot into too few hours. We run. We add to our to-do list. We do more than one thing at… Read More

8 Oct

Humility

As human beings, we naturally have strengths and weaknesses, distorted perceptions, and a lack of full understanding of the “truth.” All people are clearly flawed. Once you understand this, you have a good dose of humility, and humility is one of the keystones of healthy… Read More

24 Sep

To Do or Not To Do

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. - Jon Kabat-Zinn We humans are problem-solving creatures, capable of sorting through complex problems. We have survived… Read More

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