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Posts by Kristin Young

Self-Compassion and Love – Agents of Change

When I hear the saying, “Treat others as you would like to be treated” I can’t help but think we should also say, “Treat yourself as you would like others to treat you.” I witness over and over again in the therapy office how unkind we can be to ourselves and how this lack of…

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The Importance of Pleasure

… the key to deeply experiencing pleasure is to be present with and consciously taking in what we are experiencing.  Look around you at any moment of the day and notice what you like, however small. – Kristin Young   Pleasure.  Our culture offers it at every turn with entertainment and access to experiences of all…

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Psychotherapy and Showing Up With What Is Real

“What we attempt to hide from ultimately has power over us.  On some level we are always aware of that “bad” place that we must not reveal to others and even in psychotherapy we can feel afraid to show up with what is real.”  Kristin Young Showing up with what is real  – with what we…

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