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 [...]

My Challenge with Journaling

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC For years I’ve had an on and off again relationship with journaling. I would journal regularly through difficult periods of my life then stop for long periods of time. And all the while I’d encourage my clients to journal, coming clean each time about my tenuous relationship with my own [...]

And I Take A Deep Breath

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC When I catch myself thinking that same thought again… and again. You know, that thought that keeps going around and around in my head, the one that brings me nowhere new. The one that just makes me feel sad, or angry, or defeated. The one that does nothing to open [...]

Lost In the Woods

LOST IN THE WOODS By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC In September I had the opportunity to lead a retreat with the amazing Lighthouse director, Cathy Anesi. Leading a retreat has been a dream of mine for many years, and this first experience did not disappoint! It was a powerful, life-changing experience for all, including the leaders. [...]

I Love It When My Clients Cry

I LOVE IT WHEN MY CLIENTS CRY By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC I do. I love it when my clients cry, which I know sounds bad, but let me explain. Helping people to make changes in their lives is the crux of the work I do. In order to do that we talk—we tell stories, we [...]

Going with the Flow

By Cathleen O’Connor, PhD What does it mean to go with the flow? Depending on how you think about it the meaning might be positive or negative. It might conjure up an image of someone in touch with the cosmic path of life or someone without a will of his own. Have you had the [...]

The Top Five Issues

By Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW, PLLC One of the perks of doing what I do for a living is that I get an inside view of a wide range of human behaviors, feelings, thoughts, and experiences. From that perspective I am able to get a sense of “the norm,” at least within the context of my [...]

Practice Makes Peace.

Have you ever felt as if your days fly by and at the end of the day you feel as if you haven’t gotten anything accomplished? One day melts into the next and before you know it weeks have passed. People can spend months and years not understanding why life seems to pass them by. [...]