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!

What do you do in Counseling? ll By Lauren Black

By People House | March 15, 2021

About a year ago on a hike with my sister, she asked me, “What do you do in counseling?” As someone who has benefited immensely from twenty years of off and on personal therapy, I have always wanted to be able to explain how it works to my friends and family. Here was an opportunity!…

Presence in Humanness: Connection with Ourselves and Connection with Others ll By Colleen Ladd

By People House | March 1, 2021

I’ve been contemplating the way we run from presence, in all of the ways we have been taught and have so finely crafted for ourselves. Whether it be with work, substances or social media, our dominant Western and white supremacist culture has us valuing and investing energy and time into independence, yet the culture doesn’t…

Love Messages to Our Soul ll By Michele Bailey

By People House | February 19, 2021

This post is for anyone who struggles to feel like they are enough. It is for anyone who has a critical voice inside them that can be harsh, doubting, and sometimes even downright mean.  We tell ourselves lies every day, right inside our very own heads. We have grown up telling ourselves lies, and because…

Sleep: Laying the Groundwork for Self & Community Care ll By Marielle Grenade-Willis

By People House | February 11, 2021

Sleep has always been elusive for me, especially since I left home for college in 2010. I always envied those who seemed to be able to sleep easily without any adjustments in their environment. Over the years, I came to understand some of my triggers for not sleeping well: drinking caffeine past 12PM, having difficult…

The Practice of Self-Compassion ll By Stephanie Boulton, MA, LPCC

By People House | February 8, 2021

In my practice I work from a neurobiological perspective. In a nutshell, this means I focus on how a person’s nervous system has learned to regulate and how it has adapted to past events.  Neurobiology’s main premise (based on lots of research) is that we are biologically wired in certain ways and being mammals, we…

For the Amicably Uncoupling Couple ll By Sonya Som, MA, MFTC, LPCC

By People House | February 3, 2021

This post is for the amicably uncoupling couple, the partners that, either consciously or not, are in the process of dissolving a once cherished and valuable partnership.  At one point, you both experienced and expressed love for each other, and felt, on some level, satisfaction with your romance and relationship. Something about it worked. Maybe…

Ritual 101: Basic Ingredients for Creating Rituals Daily ll By Michelle LaBorde, MA, LPCC

By People House | January 25, 2021

As a collective, as a nation, we’ve very recently experienced an ending and a beginning. This is how we honor the transition of power in our country… we say farewell to one leader as we welcome and prepare for another. This is our way. We mark this process with ritual… as we did with the…

Why Meditate? ll By Faye Maguire, MA, LACC

By People House | January 21, 2021

Over the years, and especially in recent months, I have been encouraging my clients to try meditation, and have suggested it as a major change agent in their lives. As meditation has grown in popularity over the years, and as more information about it as a practice has been written about, many people have given…

Believing in Believing ll By David Hoefer, NLC

By People House | January 8, 2021

A politician claims widespread fraud with no evidence to support his claim, yet many believe him. How can this be?  From birth we are bombarded with dogma: Merriam Webster defines dogma as “a point of view put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds.”  We are conditioned early on, for better or worse, to believe.  Believing…

What is People House Spirituality? Steps to Transformation in 2021 ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA.

By People House | January 4, 2021

It’s paying attention and growing in consciousness. It’s watching your energy—consciousness and energy cannot be separated. Energy manifests itself in your body in the form of physical sensations, usually because of an emotional response—joy, fear, shame, anxiety—to an inner or outer experience. It’s discovering, remembering your own truth. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it…

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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