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 [...]

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 [...]