On October 5, 2012 I appeared on the Blogtalk radio show “Think Zink” with Sarah Zink where we discussed grieving when the loss you suffered was traumatic as a part of our series called “The Kaleidoscope of Grief.” These are … Continue reading
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On September 7th I appeared on the Blogtalk radio show “Think Zink” with Sarah Zink where we discussed grief work and the Tasks of Mourning as a part of our series called “The Kaleidoscope of Grief.” These are some notes from our discussion (with added explanations and examples). I’ve also embedded a link to the show, which is also available for download from iTunes. Continue reading
When you are moving in the direction of what you hope for, you start to get excited – you’re all set for the change and are ready to enjoy all the fabulousness of your new life. And there is silence…….just … Continue reading
Most people have it backwards – they believe if they get thin enough, rich enough, have the right job, right relationship or the right degree, then they will be worthy. It’s actually the opposite – when you feel worthy, then those things that you hope for have an easier time coming to you. However, there are some things that you may have tried in vain to change that frustrate you to no-end! You went for your goal – full out – but still, what you hoped for eluded you. You got frustrated, disgusted and mad at yourself. You felt as though you were back to square one (or worse) and you couldn’t figure out what went wrong. Continue reading
Before you are able to get your Guarantee (as described in part 1) it is important to understand exactly what “Hope” is. I like the definition of Hope that comes from C.R. Snyder who describes it not as an emotion but as the combination of three different cognitive processes. I found Snyder’s work in Brene Brown’s excellent book The Gifts of Imperfection. Continue reading
We are not supposed to go through the motions of life. We are supposed to fully live it with all of our heart and you – whoever you are – no matter how lost, lonely and afraid you are – no matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you – no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed – no matter who you’ve lost – no matter how much pain you carry – no matter what – you still get to Hope and What You Hope for – deep, deep down inside – is Guaranteed. There are no exceptions. Continue reading
One of the first things I tell new counseling or coaching clients is my favorite word because it has magical psychological powers. That magical word is AND. You might be thinking that it is a lame favorite word, but it really has some magical properties AND you need to know them because using it more often can bring you more peace, insight, problem solving powers, self-love and relief. Continue reading
When we think about trusting someone, we tend to think of it in terms of all or nothing. Either we trust this person or we don’t. We trust ourselves or we don’t. We trust that we will be taken care of or we don’t. I label trust that is black and white like that “unhealthy trust.” We think it’s like a switch we can turn on or off on a whim. It’s not. And if you change the way you think about trust and learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy trust, you will save yourself a lot of heartache because trust is at the core of all of our relationships. Continue reading
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Elizabeth Kupferman, RN, LMHC, LPC
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