An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift

    An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift    Sometimes, I find myself getting emotional during sessions with a client. I feel the tears swelling up in my eyes. I can feel embarrassed or maybe out of line, but I don’t. I know that part of the healing process (for many people), is allowing…

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Pre-Pesach Tips 2022

In this episode, I go solo and discuss tips and ideas around this busy season of the Pesach holiday. I had high hopes for this podcast putting it out right before Pesach, it’s Tuesday today and Pesach starts Friday night, so it’s very very close. I don’t know about you but in the months and…

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Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul?

Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul? I went to a shiur today. The topic was on Happiness. Let me give you the background. I have been going to this class for about a year – the rebbetzin picks a middah and we unpack it over the course of many months. On the…

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The Nine Days of Mourning

Sadness. Grief. Loss. Hope. Change. Crying. Relief The cycle continues. Hope. Change. Relief. Grief. Fear. Fear of moving on, forgetting, remembering when you don’t want too. Being too busy and not busy enough. Finding comfort in healthy things- but what about unhealthy things? The balance. The pull. The draw. Never knowing if you are on…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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Should we Take Life for Granted?

Should we Take Life for Granted?   Taking things for granted is a funny thing.    At face value, it sounds like a negative thing. Something to be avoided at all costs.    But two different instances in my life made this concept stick out in my mind, and I had to assess if this…

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Why Does Food Sooth my Aching Heart?

Imagine the scene – it’s 5:00pm. Everyone is home from school. Baby screaming. 4 year old temper tantruming. 10 year old trying to tell you about your day. AHHH you want to scream. You want to run away. “How is this happening again?” you ask yourself.   The pain, frustration, hurt, anger, and resentment boil…

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EP:38: Somatic Therapy with Basya Pessin

Basya’s clients are in all kinds of pain; she works with a lot of trauma and sexual abuse. This wasn’t something she specifically chose, it happened organically. In school, Basya chose to pursue the area of substance abuse and did her internship at a substance abuse clinic which wasn’t right for her. She then transferred…

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