One agreement—show up for yourself—is all it takes to have what you want most in this world. I’ll show you how.

My Little Phobia

Well hello, hello. Yes, I know, I’ve fallen back into more time than I want between posts. I’m working on accepting the reality of my dearth (like that word?) of time. Also working on finding times I have energy to write in spite of all that’s on my plate. And because many of our solutions—especially…

What I Really Really Want

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I figure I live my life by always striving to improve things so I don’t need to use the New Year to get myself to think that way. But it did occur to me that the New Year is an opportunity to look at the big picture of…

The Top Five Issues

One of the perks of doing what I do for a living is that I get an inside view of a wide range of human behaviors, feelings, thoughts, and experiences. From that perspective I am able to get a sense of “the norm,” at least within the context of my lovely clients and those who…

Paralysis by Ambivalence

It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I wish I had some sort of exciting reason to share but the truth is, I’ve been stuck, stuck, stuck. It’s been a struggle to find the time and the energy to write. A big fat struggle. As many of you know I’ve taken on a…

I Love It When My
Clients Cry

I do. I love it when my clients cry, which I know sounds bad but let me explain. Helping people to make changes in their lives is the crux of the work I do. In order to do that we talk—we tell stories, we analyze things, we dream, we set goals, we face things, all…

The Difference a Day Makes

I had one of those days this week. A day from hell. I was in over my head with something new at my hospital job that I hadn’t done before. I felt overwhelmed and clueless about what I was doing. Stupid and angry that I wasn’t better prepared. Mad at the powers-that-be for expecting me…

Dudley + Simple Pleasures

I look at him and I’m overwhelmed by his cuteness. He’s making eye contact with me, interacting with me, truly connecting. Just a dog but what a personality, a significant part of the family that little Dudley of ours. And not only cute and funny but his fur is unbelievably silky, I could pet him…

The Butternut Squash Solution

I have a big appetite for food. I’ve noticed, since childhood, that I tend to want to keep eating long after others have put down their forks. There has been disordered eating over the years—I had used food as entertainment and for emotional comfort for a long time—so perhaps this issue with my appetite is…

Life Changes + Breath Catching

Phew… just catching my breath. It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I’ve missed our little chats! As some of you know I’ve taken on some additional work at a nearby community hospital day treatment program for people struggling with mental illness (Clarity + Acceptance). It’s a lot of work. As in the…

Let’s Choose Well

It can go like this… #1: Getting ready for back to school (or whatever it is on your plate). So much to do, no way I’ll ever be able to get it all done. My head is spinning. Time, money, energy getting depleted. I can’t wait until this is over. It sucks. But also… #2:…

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