Author Archives: penelopeyandrade

Undoing Aloneness During the Holidays

Do you know how to undo aloneness during the holidays? For many the glitter and glow of holidays cast a shadow of unfulfilled hopes in family/and love relationships. With media continually displaying cozy scenes, taking stock of your own situation … Continue reading

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Triggered by Political News?

Have you been triggered by the news lately? When media footage is filled with bullying, shaming, sexual predation and menacing behavior by people supposed to be our leaders, many find themselves experiencing increased depression, anxiety, nightmares and other post-traumatic stress … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Surprising Truth about Forgiveness?

Like many, you may aspire to forgive when people have hurt you. Like others, you may also refuse to forgive…feeling some actions are just unforgiveable.

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Do you know how to heal toxic shame?

If you’re alive, you’ve likely experienced shame…both healthy (which helps develop humility) and toxic (which brings a cognitively disorganizing collapse of self.) You may even feel ashamed of being ashamed…a double whammy.

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Emotional Medicine Rx Mini Workshop at Mt Yoga, May 15th

You may have heard the adage, “If you change the way you think you can change the way you feel.” What you might not also know is “If you change the way you feel you can change the way you … Continue reading

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Getting Needs Met with Your Partner

Are you getting what you need in your primary relationship? If you’re like most, you’ve discovered getting needs met in love relationships can be tricky. One reason is an imbalance of power. Typically, one of the couple (for reasons of … Continue reading

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The Value of Procrastinating

Do you know the value of procrastinating? If you’re like most of us, the notion of procrastination raises the specter of slothful behavior impeding progress. However, research shows it’s often important to take your sweet time with creative projects. E.G. … Continue reading

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Are You Too Lonely?

Are you too lonely? While everyone feels lonely occasionally, ongoing social isolation is not only personally painful but also harmful to physical and mental health. Humans are communal animals. Being on your tribe’s periphery increases physiological stress and nervousness. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable When Others Cry?

Do you get uncomfortable when someone is crying? For many being around tears feels very squirmy. You don’t know what to say or do so you stand there awkwardly hoping the emotions will go away. The crier is usually similarly … Continue reading

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Trouble Making Decisions?

For many the thought of choosing between myriad options is disconcerting at best and immobilizing at worst. You tackle a spreadsheet of pros and cons and no choice seems better than any another. The problem is there is no satisfying … Continue reading

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