Beyond the Couch

Anchored Hope Therapy Blog

Managing Uncertainty

March 15, 2020

Although this hasn’t been a particularly bad winter, the cold, wet weather along with short days can negatively impact one’s perspective, mental health, and outlook. Last week marked the end […]

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The Good Enough Holiday Season

December 19, 2019

Deepak Chopra talks about The Law of Least Effort in his book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” The idea is of economy of effort-of doing less things and actually […]

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Why Does Something that is Good for us Sometimes Feel so Bad?

December 17, 2019

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde It’s hard to say exactly when it started and what […]

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Stay In the Fight

October 16, 2019

Last May, the Washington Nationals baseball team was in trouble.  Long a perennial playoff contender, they suddenly found themselves facing a losing season for the first time in five years, […]

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Find Your Tribe

October 8, 2019

If you are a woman reading this, I want you to stop and ask yourself 4 things: Do I have a tribe of supportive women in my life? What am […]

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

October 4, 2019

“We may not be able to control everything that happens to us, but we can always control the story we tell around it, and choose to seek beauty even in […]

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It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

September 29, 2019

“Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another” -Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score Running is so hard, and I […]

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Becoming a “Conscious” Couple

September 22, 2019

“Conflict is supposed to happen, even if you’re living with your soulmate.”-Harville Hendrix, PhD. As a yoga teacher therapist who works with women, teen girls and couples, I remind the […]

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Anxiety and Courage: An Unlikely Pair

September 15, 2019

“Always remember, anxiety is a sign that you’re about to do something really brave. Anxiety and courage always exist together – always – so take your strong breaths, your powerful […]

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Nature Based Therapy

September 6, 2019

“You Should Sit in Nature for 20 Minutes a Day…Unless You’re Busy. Then You Should Sit For An Hour.” –Zen Saying In many Indigenous and Native cultures across North America, […]

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