Rock Therapy: "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes

Rock Therapy: "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes

Okay. Can I just say, "WOW!"? I mean, really, WOW!!!! Do you feel the chills, too? What a voice! I mean her soul is actually dripping out of her voice, through my speakers, pooling around ears and into my own soul and smacking me upside the head saying, "You hear me, boy?! Hold on now brother... You can make it just one more day!" Yow! Now that girl can sing!

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Rocky Therapy: Why Aretha's "Be a Do Right Man" Is Good Counsel

Rocky Therapy: Why Aretha's "Be a Do Right Man" Is Good Counsel

In all my years of counseling couples I have never once had a woman enter my office exclaiming, "I'm leaving his sorry butt because I have had it up to HERE with his constant appreciation, understanding and recognition!" No. Not once. However, I have sadly heard the opposite many, many, many times. For years now I have taught the simple power of appreciation in it's various forms of noticing, recognizing, praising, encouraging, not taking one another for granted. And yet, for some reason such a simple thing can be hard for many men to do.

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Rock Therapy: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

Rock Therapy: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone

All of nature lives as it is supposed to.  They know how Nina feels. We are supposed to live freely and fully. We cannot do that when we are weighed down with false beliefs of self, messed-up habits, and incorrect knowledge. The work that my clients and I engage in involves stripping away the mess and infusing self with the clarity of the true self. Our relationship with self is the single most important relationship we can cultivate in this life. From this core relationship stems how we interact in every other relationship. Creating a GREAT Relationship with self. From that secure relationship with self we learn to let go of weak ego and pointless pride and are able to embrace true confidence that allows us to truly love and serve selflessly.

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