Lessons Learned

We are capable of learning lessons from each of life’s moments.  As a country, as a community, as a family, as individuals, we can step back and ask questions that help clarify, elucidate and allow for positive movement.  I think we are collectively in a powerfully influential moment that gives us possibility of learning and…

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Dismantling Diet Culture

What exactly is Diet Culture?I talk to my clients a lot about Diet Culture but what does this term really mean? The short answer is our system of deep cultural beliefs and norms that equate body weight, shape and size to health and moral virtue.The long answer and probably the most comprehensive definition I’ve seen…

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Read the Room

Jack and Eileen were arguing at home when Jack attacked Eileen, Eileen reacted, and Jack said, “Let’s end this.” When they processed this interaction in couples counseling, I gave them feedback about how both of them could have been more effective. When couples are discussing issues in my presence, I routinely give feedback about how…

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The Importance of Self-Compassion for Mothers – Interview

by Barbara J Green PhD An interview by Tricia Rose Stone of Rose Colored Glasses. I recently sat down with Barbara Green, Ph.D., to discuss the importance of self-compassion for mothers. Dr. Green is a licensed psychologist specializing in integrating traditional therapy with a well-rounded wellness model for optimal health and wellbeing. She co-founded the Center…

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Repairing Repairs

Repairs are one of the most difficult skills for couples to learn and implement. Repairs are when a conversation begins to go off track but the couple is able to prevent the dialogue from being derailed. Don and Patrice are making great progress in their relationship. Historically, inconsequential comments would blow up. Don was taking…

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