Author Archives: Cathy Roberts

  • Vitality Weekly: Wait and See

    Posted on April 30, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Wait and See   Dear Vitality Fans, Many of you noticed that Vitality Weekly was not weekly for the past month! Weekend travel and professional commitments deliciously consumed large amounts of my vitality and I had neither the time nor energy to write Vitality Weekly. I am moved to share with you that, like many […]

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  • Chase Away Leftover Winter Depression and Anxiety: Spring Exercises for Fun and Insight

    Posted on March 26, 2016 by in Depression

    Chase away any leftover winter depression and anxiety with spring exercises for fun and insight! Eggs, bunnies, butterflies. What do these items have in common? That’s right, they all symbols of Easter. Birth, fertility, and transformation.  Let’s use the symbols of Easter for self-reflection! Over the course of the next week, play with one of […]

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  • A Simple Gift of Presence

    Posted on March 19, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    A Simple Gift of Presence  I write this mid-morning. The sun is up, birds are chirping, and I sit. As I prepared to read the newspaper and sip tea, my inner voice of wisdom said, “Sit. Be still.” I listened. I notice tiny leaves sprouting from the tree branches outside the window. I notice not […]

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  • Transform Your Trauma, Unlock Your Purpose

    Posted on March 6, 2016 by in Anxiety, Depression, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    “It is through the transformation of your personal trauma that your purpose will appear.” A colleague shared these words with me this week and they struck me as oh so true! All humans have experienced a multitude of traumas in our lifetimes. Small ones and large ones. Layers of small traumas can impact us as […]

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  • Showing Up For Yourself

    Posted on February 27, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Showing Up For Yourself  Yesterday my 2 year old granddaughter created a game. She ran at top speed down the hall, turned and waved. I waved back. She then ran at top speed to me. We hugged. She repeated these same actions 8 or 10 times. At first it seemed like random play, but as […]

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  • We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

    Posted on February 20, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know Recently I was talking with a friend who is suddenly seeing more truth about her life and the family she grew up in. She coined a term to explain what kept her from seeing truth for so many years: perverse training. While seeing truth is always ultimately a […]

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  • Cupid and Psyche

    Posted on February 13, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Cupid and Psyche It’s that time of February when stores are filled with roses and chocolate, restaurants are booked months in advance, and thoughts of love fill the air and media. Quick, just for fun, make a mental list of all the people you love. We will return to your list in a bit. Valentine’s […]

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  • Set For Life, Make Adjustments and Let Go

    Posted on February 6, 2016 by in Anxiety, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Set For Life, Making Adjustments and Letting Go In January I wrote on the theme, if you can relax in any position, you will be set for life. I’m pretty sure it will take a lifetime or more for me to learn this skill! As I write I notice a twinge in my left shoulder, […]

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  • Set For Life, Breathe

    Posted on January 23, 2016 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Set For Life, Breathe   The last few weeks I’ve written on the theme, ‘if you can relax in any position, you will be set for life.” Last week I wrote about gathering supports. Once supports are in place, just breathe. Many of us on the East Coast did this in real time this past […]

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  • Set For Life, Create Support

    Posted on January 16, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Set For Life, Create Support   Last week I wrote about the concept I learned in a yoga class that if you can relax in any position, you will be set for life. If you missed that issue of Vitality Weekly, you can read it here:   http://cathyroberts.net/set-for-life.html This week, I will stick with this same […]

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