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Counselors Asheville NC
What’s Your Metric?

What’s Your Metric?

So often in life we find ourselves in periods of reflection. Looking back, we contemplate our successes and failures in various aspects of our lives. When we do this, we open the door to the feeling that we’re coming up short; we’re not measuring up to our own...

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Kristen Neff’s Self Compassion

Kristen Neff’s Self Compassion

  I recently wrapped up my reading of Kristen Neff's book Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found myself introducing my clients to ideas and exercises that I read about as I went through the book. Neff has a...

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Putting On Your Own Oxygen Mask First

Putting On Your Own Oxygen Mask First

I am currently in the process of reading Kristen Neff's book Self Compassion and just came across, seemingly for the millionth time, the reference to "putting on your own oxygen mask first." In case you haven't heard this frequently used in-flight instruction...

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The Power and Pain of Vulnerability

The Power and Pain of Vulnerability

    In my psychotherapy practice, I often hear clients express their deepest longings and fears: "I'm afraid that I am incapable of creating meaningful connections in my life. I don't want to have to say what I really feel." "I'm afraid if I try to express my true...

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