by Jennifer Rego, LICSW Motivation is something we all harness based on what feels important to us in life. It’s the energy behind a project. At times we can have intense bouts of motivation because we have more life energy or we had a good night’s sleep. We may feel enlightened and motivated to work… CONTINUE
How to Work Through Conflict
By Jennifer Rego, MSW, LICSW When it comes to conflict to you ever think: “I would rather not deal with it now, there is so much else going on” “This scenario always happens when I speak up” “I hate bringing things up because I don’t know how it will go, or if the person will… CONTINUE
Recognizing and Treating Depression
Suppose you have a pebble in your shoe. Despite this nagging distraction, you try your best to make your life work. You get a massage, drink a margarita, fall in love, win the lottery. You do what you do, but still there is this pebble in your shoe. Now suppose you’ve always had a pebble… CONTINUE
Compassion: The Key to Self-Growth
When I was ten or so, I heard a story that still sticks with me. A man was on a plane, flying home after traveling all week for work. Utterly exhausted, he hoped to get a couple of hours sleep before returning to his family. Just as he was nodding off, two little girls seated… CONTINUE
Does Success Truly Satisfy?
As a therapist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with individuals who have achieved remarkable success in a variety of life areas. When I consider this collection of unusually successful individuals, I ask myself a question: What is the true value of success? When people achieve their most ambitious goals, they come face-to-face with a… CONTINUE
Are You Ready for Change?
by James Robbins, M.A., LPC “Let your refrigerator inspire you.” I recently said this to a client. “Because of the wine, you mean?” she said. Not because of the wine. Or at least not just because of the wine. Consider that little light inside your refrigerator. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you last opened… CONTINUE
The Five Core Emotions – But Where Is Guilt?
by James Robbins, M.A., LPC Your brain “officially” recognizes five emotions: anger sadness joy fear disgust What about guilt? Guilt is suspiciously missing from this list because guilt is really anger in disguise. I often ask my clients: Who are you guilty at? Suppose you forget your spouse’s birthday. You already feel terrible, and then your spouse… CONTINUE