Blogs By: Karen
Living In Reactivity

Living In Reactivity

Have you ever been in a relationship living in reactivity, feeling like a screech owl? Some people believe no one can ‘make’ us feel anything. They believe it is all up to us....

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Hailstorm vs. Turtle

Hailstorm vs. Turtle

The Hailstorm vs. Turtle is an analogy created by Harville Hendrix to explain some of the very different ways a couple can behave and react within a relationship. Considering all...

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Boundaries 101

Boundaries 101

Welcome to Boundaries 101! Boundaries are a popular and sometimes confusing topic of discussion surrounding relationships. What is a boundary? How do we set healthy boundaries?...

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Rethinking Anger Management

Rethinking Anger Management

RETHINKING ANGER MANAGEMENT One of the most common calls we receive at Healing Hearts revolves around anger management. During a first meeting with a client who has anger issues,...

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Guilt? Ok  Shame? No Way!

Guilt? Ok Shame? No Way!

GUILT? OK  SHAME? NO WAY Allowing guilt to manifest in shame is a harmful process that occurs way too often. Guilt is healthy. Shame is unhealthy. But I am far ahead of myself,...

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Who Is Ready For A Change?

Who is ready for a change? It might appear obvious that the reason we embark upon the journey of therapy is a quest for change. As a therapist, I confirm this concept. One...

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Choosing Your People

Choosing Your People

It is a bright moment in a person's life when the realization comes that there are choices in relationships and the form, substance and significance of those relationships. We...

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Mindfulness – One Experience

It was Friday evening at twilight, her time. She left all electronics, except her phone, in the house and carried her glass of Pinot out to the back deck. Sitting down, she...

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Journey Back to Loving (Part 1)

Why do I have to ask him over and over again to take out the trash? I have heard this or a similar question more than once during a first session with couples. Sounds petty? It...

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Mindfulness…Another Game Changer

When did you last take the time to ponder? Ponder, one of my favorite words, is defined as “Considering something deeply and thoroughly; meditate and weighing carefully in the...

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