Stuck: A Harsh Inner Critic

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW-R I’ve been wanting to get back into writing blog posts for quite some time. There was a time when I was writing them weekly. Weekly! But, I’ve been stuck. I haven’t been sure about what to write about, so I just didn’t. But this is it, right? That stuck place I [...]

Welcome to Our NEST

By Mindy Mayer, LCSW-R, ACSW Here at The Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, our approach is based on respect, dignity and integrity. Each person that walks in the door immediately knows that they are in a place of warmth, care and concern surrounded by highly skilled professionals. We are excited to launch the NEST program, which [...]

Is There a Psychopath in Your Midst?

By Winifred Rule Have you ever felt like someone is preying on you, robbing you of your life, deceiving or manipulating you? If you answered yes, you may be the victim of a psychopath. Rest assured you are not alone. Psychopathy is the most dangerous personality disorder known. It is not a mental illness.  A [...]

Four Phases of the Transformational Process

By Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM I recently saw a Facebook post that pictured a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.  The time-lapse video showed the distinctive phases of the caterpillar growing and shedding it’s outer layer a few times until it was very large and green.  Then it showed the caterpillar eating everything in sight until it [...]

13 Lessons from Becoming Body Positive

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW-R I am offering a new group, Be Body Positive beginning this month. I’m so looking forward to doing this very powerful and much-needed work with our clients at the Lighthouse, but it started as a part of my own personal journey. And let me tell you, becoming body positive was not, [...]

The Healing Benefits of Chanting

By Jaime Bedard, (LCSW) and Integrated Movement Therapist® The Lighthouse hosted its first chanting workshop if February, Chant for Wellbeing, as a part of our ongoing Super Soul Sundays workshop series.  Participants enjoyed chanting together for almost an hour and said that it helped them to feel more grounded, supported, relaxed and connected to each [...]

Is Your Inner Guidance in Recalculating Mode?

By Mary Ellen O’Brien Your inner guidance is always speaking to you. The question is- are you listening? It's always trying to guide you to your best path. It's the subtle calling of your heart, your gut, your higher self. It's those brilliant ideas that come to you in the shower or while exercising because your mind is pre-occupied. [...]

Self-Care for the Holidays…Say What?

By Jaime Bedard, LCSW (Check out this free, guided 5-minute Self-Compassion meditation for you!) You likely experience a range of reactions when being told that it is a good idea to “carve out time to practice self-care” during the holidays. Some potential reactions include: A) You ignore the statement entirely due to the underlying feeling that [...]

Practice Surrender

By Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM “Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing.” - Eckhart Tolle It is human nature to stay in our comfortable stuck places until it [...]

The Energy of Compassion versus the Energy of Anger

By Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM The energy of compassion feels soft, peaceful, kind, and loving. The energy of anger feels hard, demanding, needy, and uncomfortable. It’s so difficult to watch a loved one suffer. Many of us want to rush in to fix their situation only to be left feeling angry and resentful when they do [...]