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The Core of Resilience: the ultimate antidote for depression and anxiety | Depression Treatment Santa Monica

There is Depression Treatment Santa Monica, I can assist! I’d like to direct your attention again to the work of Dr. Brene Brown. In an earlier blog I referenced her TED talk on vulnerability which I found to be a very powerful reflection on the original meaning of the word ‘courage’ – which is to […]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts and the renewal of a Culture of Character | Individual Counseling

Maureen Donley offers individual counseling in Santa Monica. Here is a great individual counseling article on the power of quiet. If you haven’t heard about the new book Quiet by Susan Cain I encourage you to click on the link below and spend twenty very worthwhile minutes listening and watching her most recent TED talk […]

Meeting the Dragon of Resistance: How to Overcome Creative Blocks

If you’ve ever struggled with meeting a deadline or starting a project you have encountered what Steven Pressfield in his book, The War of Art, calls Resistance with a capital R. This expresses itself most noticeably perhaps in procrastination. There are endless ways we find to distract ourselves; the chores that all of a sudden […]


The Paradoxical Theory of Change | Psychotherapy West Los Angeles, Santa Monica

I had the opportunity this summer to attend a series of workshops presenting Gestalt Theory that was supervised by the faculty at the Pacific Gestalt Institute.  It was there that I was introduced to a short article by Arnold Beisser, M.D. entitled The Paradoxical Theory of Change.  You can find the full text of the […]

Sister Corita Rules

Rules for Living | Psychotherapy West Los Angeles, Santa Monica

A client of mine introduced me to Sr. Corita Kent’s rules this past week.  Sr. Kent (  was internationally famous for her art in the 1960’s and 70’s.  Her work is now part of the permanent collection of the Hammer Museum and is part of a current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art as […]