Self-care tips for therapists in private practice and beyond

​“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”​– Jack Kornfield. Therapist’s self-care is a popular and evasive topic these days. We all know that it is good to take care of ourselves and many of us still struggle to know how to apply self-care principles to our daily lives. To me, self-care means […]

From Self-Protection to Connection

When we are caught up in a conflict with our partner, we all can get upset and triggered, resorting to self-protective reactions of anger, defensiveness, resentment, over-explaining, criticism, pulling away, or shutting down. If we have a history of trauma, it makes our protective reactions even stronger and more rigid, because at some point in […]

What is your unique medicine?

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires… causes proper matters to catch fire…. Struggling […]


Learning to repair after an argument is one of the most important skills for your relationship sustainability. Research shows that successful couples get upset with each other and might have conflicts, but they know how to come back together and repair. Not repairing the connection can have a profound effect on the level of stress […]


Emotions are our involuntary reactions to the environment. Emotion regulation is how we modulate/modify/change those reactions. When it comes to managing our emotions, we have two main routes through which we can help ourselves ride the waves of emotional experiences and soothe our nervous system: Self-regulation and co-regulation. Both routes are important and can be […]

Tending to the Roots

We are all born into stories — the stories of our families, our cultures, our lands, our countries. These stories live in our households and our communities, they live in our bodies, our relationships, and our genes. Modern genetic DNA testing can trace our family history up to 1,000 years. Mitochondrial DNA (Mt-DNA) Haplogroup Testing […]