About this Blog
This started out as a time limited blog written in response to David Richo’s book “When Love Meets Fear: Becoming Defense-Less and Resource-Full”. Each week, I wrote in response to a section in this book starting from beginning to end. If you have seen the movie Julie & Julia, this is the same sort of idea. For those of you who haven't seen it, this woman, Julie, makes each one of Julia Child’s recipes in her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and blogs about it. The posts that are about David Richo's book are marked as such at the end of the post.
It has now evolved into a place to talk about the Human Emotional System. We all have one since we are all human, but we often manage the system poorly because we don't know enough about how it works. I feel called to share about this with you so that you can have the freedom, power and space in your life to dedicate to your calling, your purpose and your highest path without being pushed off course by overwhelming fear, anger, sadness or any other unpleasant emotional experience.
I see my work as essentially helping people understand the nature of being human and how to manage it. Being human isn’t easy and it is astounding to me how little we are taught about our humanness. In fact, I find that we are often set up with ideas about how we should be that really go against our nature. What happens is people feel like there is something wrong with them, when they are probably doing things perfectly according the programing they have developed in their human lifetime. If something is causing a problem, that's usually because the program is no longer working and needs updating. I’m inspired to write about this to make your life (and mine) easier because we miss so much goodness and connection when we are caught up with unnecessary pain and suffering.
If you want to comment, ask a question or engage in a conversation with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email. I am part of a practice in Manhattan Beach, CA along with two other Marriage and Family Therapists (we are each also Registered Art Therapists) who share this vision of helping people align with their nature. We see school-age children, adolescents, adults and couples, each of us having different specialities. To learn more about my practice, please visit www.oneheartcounselingcenter.com