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Be Happy…”Be here now.” ~ Ram Dass

Be Happy…”Be here now.” ~ Ram Dass

This sounds so simple, but it is certainly not easy. How many times have you been brushing your teeth only to realize that you are brushing really hard and not present with the simple task at hand – you’ve drifted away, lost in thought about the past or future? To practice, simply choose one activity to… Continue Reading

Anxiety Treatment: Are You ‘Should’ing On Yourself?’

Anxiety Treatment: Are You ‘Should’ing On Yourself?’

Many of us spend a lot of time and energy thinking about how we should be feeling, what we should be doing, or what we should have done. Living in the land of should’s usually makes us feel lost, wrong and/or bad. It is rare that a shouldthought is positive in nature. Most of our… Continue Reading

Couples Communication

Couples Communication

Disagreements within couples can be heated, intense, scary and painful at times.  However, these same disagreements can also bring a couple much closer together and help cultivate a partnership by getting on the same page.  Relationships are difficult in part because it is a bringing together of distinctly different people with very different upbringings.  Of… Continue Reading

Be Happy: Being versus Doing

Be Happy: Being versus Doing

This post has been inspired by two sources.  The first being a recent trip to Greece and the second a podcasted talk by one of my favorite resources, Tara Brach.  The particular talk is entitled, “Human Doing to Human Being.”  If you’re interested, I encourage you to listen to it because she’s able to give… Continue Reading

How Can I Be Happy? Worry Less and Self-Compassion

How Can I Be Happy? Worry Less and Self-Compassion

I have been reminded of the Serenity Prayer several times over the last month.  It is such a good reminder for us all as a way of finding more happiness and contentment in life: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and… Continue Reading

Relationship Issues: Ask for Help

Relationship Issues: Ask for Help

One of the main discussion points for both couples and individuals in a relationship is the challenges of asking for help.  I apologize in advance for some of the broad generalizations made along gender-lines in the rest of this blog, but this topic is somewhat gendered in the way it is expressed.  However, it is… Continue Reading

Kimberly Atwood, MA, LPC
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