The People House Blog Series

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

These blog posts are written by some of our amazing community members!

I Served a God that Didn’t Exist* ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.

By People House | November 30, 2021

The picture came unbidden. In my mind’s eye, I saw the Christ striding down into the crowded, sweltering, dusty alleyways of the bazaar, his sand-colored robes flowing out around his sandaled feet. He went where polluted air hung thick, where sewage flowed in open drains down the edges of the narrow dirt roads, where families…

Defusion 101: How Cognitive Defusion Can Help You Reclaim Your Power ll By Gina Henschen, MA, LPCC

By People House | November 23, 2021

Negative thoughts can be tough to shake, especially if you’ve been struggling with them for a long time. These thoughts may have such a hold over us that they affect our feelings, behavior, and even our sense of self.   If this is something you experience, know that you’re not alone. You may have tried various…

Stop Blaming Your Partner ll By Michele Bailey, MA, MFTC

By People House | November 2, 2021

Stop blaming your partner! Ouch, yes – I said it. Stop blaming your partner, and, while you’re at it stop blaming yourself. Blame, either projected on someone else or directed back on ourselves will not bring us closer together. It in fact draws us into a blaming-defensive spiral that is designed to keep us in…

Our Essential Nature is Spiritual!

By People House | September 28, 2021

Understanding A Transpersonal Approach in Psychotherapy ll By Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC In his book, “A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose” Eckart Tolle teaches that our “inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet – because it is the…

Reflections on Grief ll By Faye Maguire, MA, LAC

By People House | September 21, 2021

My mother died this year.  What can prepare us for the loss of this most unique, and often, most fraught relationship? Her loss has caused me to ponder our relationship, and to think about her life, and the paths that shaped each of us. If I was skipping along, smelling the roses, and sometimes veering…

Give the Dvarapala a New Job ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.

By People House | September 7, 2021

In Hindu and Buddhist cultures, Dvarapalas guard doors or gates of important buildings, such as temples or palaces. They are made out of stone, can be of any height, are fearsome looking warriors, and often armed with a weapon. I was living and working in Indonesia (1), and saw them on many islands, including Java,…

Committed Action: Acting in Service of Our Values for a Richer Life ll By By Gina Henschen, MA, LPCC

By People House | August 31, 2021

In my last blog post, I wrote about the ACT concept of values, or principles that guide us toward a more authentic and meaningful life. Today I’m going to discuss a topic that goes hand-in-hand with values, which is committed action. Committed action is an important part of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a form…

Repair: Another Home for Love ll By Colleen Ladd

By People House | August 20, 2021

Western culture doesn’t always show how conflict can be handled. More than ever, we are seeing a toxic “cancel culture” that goes beyond the fact that humans are meant to make mistakes to grow and into the idea that anything we say can be held against us as we unlearn harmful ideologies that divide us…

Overcoming Fear of Commitment ll By Marielle Grenade-Willis

By People House | July 26, 2021

As I near graduation from my counseling program, the word commitment resounds in my head again and again. It’s not a word that I generally cuddle up to. At first blush, it usually instills a sense of foreboding within me causing goose bumps to arrive on my arms, my heart to beat a little faster,…

For the Not So Ambivalently Uncoupling Couple ll By Sonya Som MA, MFTC, LPCC

By People House | July 19, 2021

This post is for the ambivalently uncoupling couple, the partners that are unsure of what their future holds with one another, whether they want to end their relationship or move forward together and give it their all.  An ambivalent uncoupling is very common. Oftentimes, couples come to therapy when they are at their wits end.…

The opinions expressed by the guest bloggers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of People House. The content provided through the People House website and blogs are for informational purposes only. Should you decide to take action in real life based on this information that is your own responsibility and choice.

The opinions expressed by the guest bloggers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of People House. The content provided through the People House website and blogs are for informational purposes only. Should you decide to take action in real life based on this information that is your own responsibility and choice.

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