Restorations Therapy Blog

What Happens When Prevention Doesn’t Work?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Recently, I have discovered a new reality when working with my clients, and even in my own recovery. Many of us expend 99% of our energy trying to prevent bad things from happening. We create plans an… Read More


Does Porn Really Change Your Brain?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Did you know that your brain is constantly changing? Based on the information you “feed” your brain every day, it adjusts to bring in new information and store old information. How the brain works is absolutely… Read More


My Everyday Shadow: Anxiety

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Do you remember the original Peter Pan movie? Picture it with me for a moment. Peter Pan enters into the movie chasing his unruly shadow that somehow separated itself from him. The shadow bounces around the… Read More


You Want Me to Let Go of What?!?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

At times in my life, it has felt like I have been asked to give up some pretty ridiculous things. Most recently, I found out that I had a fungal infection in my gut (ironic that I… Read More


The Art of Distraction

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

With the holidays at our doorstep, it is easy to become distracted by the to-do lists, holiday parties, and family events. Instead of being a time of reflection and connection, the holiday season often becomes a… Read More


The Person Often Forgotten: Ourselves

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In our society, who is viewed as the all-star parent? I see a dad who works hard at the office, leaves to take his kids to sports practice, then comes home to spend the remainder of the… Read More


The “Shoulds” of Life

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

When I began meeting with my counselor years ago, I was plagued by feelings of anxiety, fear, and shame that took over my entire being. Messages would constantly run through my mind such as, “I should… Read More


The Fear of Silence

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

You walk into an office building and press the ‘up’ bottom for the elevator. While the elevator is moving towards your location, you pull out your phone to check for any new texts. You know that… Read More


Taking Thoughts Captive

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

In our American culture, we teach out children many things, such as reading, writing, riding a bike, manners, and more. Yet one of the most important concepts to living a healthy and happy life is often absent… Read More


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