You Can Only Control Some of Life.
Counseling

Control 101: Where You Can Influence Your Life

This graphic pretty much says it all.  Let it be a conversation starter about where and how you spend your energy. Ask yourself if you are on track for your best living.  Do some adjustments need to be made?  If you find that you are getting hung up on matters that are out of your

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A Ritual to Recall Goodness

In times of disrupt, transition or even discord, I find it helpful to take a step back.  A long pause, where I rest in the moment.  Then, if I need some encouraging, I find it helpful to use a ritual to gather objects that signify support and connection. If the challenging time is anticipated, one

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Mindfulness

3 Q’s to Contemplate Your Entry into Autumn

These days, I’ve been spending as much time as I can manage outside.  I’m trying to store up the soft breezes and warmth on my skin.  I give myself even more credit if I’m barefoot, because connecting with the ground feels freeing and strong at the same time.  Join me on my Mexican blanket to

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Naropa University class with Mia Bolte
Teaching

3 Things I Love About Teaching at Naropa

Late Wednesday afternoons I teach.  At least that’s been true for the past few years.  Five years ago, I returned to the Naropa University class room, this time as an adjunct faculty instructor to teach a year long counseling skills class.  Of course, when I was a student, working on my Masters degree in Transpersonal

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What is Somatic or Body-Centered Therapy?

Body-centered or Somatic Psychology is a field within psychotherapy.  It’s not just taking a yoga class or walking during your psychotherapy session.  Those activities, sure can be great too.  There’s more to it as it relates to therapy though.  In this video I’ll tell you more about Somatic or Body-centered psychotherapy.  If the roots and

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You must (Learn some NVC)!

Here’s why you must know your needs, wants and desires.  Don’t worry, there are ways to learn how to do this.  NVC is one of them.  If you do not know your needs, feelings and wants, you are unlikely to talk about them.  If you do not talk about them, they have no chance of

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Self-acceptance is called for now.
Encouragement

Self-Acceptance Now

Right now, the arrangement of the heavens is in even greater support of self-acceptance.  I am no astrologer, and the info is clear, that we are in a time that will support a deeper knowing of our wellness  If you’ve been putting off working with your internal negativity, don’t wait.  There is extra energetic support

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Relationships and Co-Dependency

Relationships as Mirrors Commonly, in our thoughtful moments, we are trying to understand our relationships.  In therapeutic work, the aim is to go beyond complaining about how and what your friend or partner does to upset and confuse you.  At some point, the relationship must become a mirror reflecting you to yourself.  Asking, “what is

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Mentorship for New Therapists, Counselors and Psychotherapists

Beginning to see clients as a new therapist is brimming over with possibilities and real challenges.  Holistic and Buddhist-inspired mentoring supports and encourages you to meet what unfolds as you encounter the  joys and dilemmas of this stage of your development as a counselor, professional and person. Counselor and Adjunct Faculty for Naropa University, Mindfulness-Based

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Creating change with therapy with Mia Bolte
Encouragement

When Will I See the Change?

To all of you who are eager to see a new side of yourself complete with real change, one that has an easier time, I offer this encouragement: “The beauty of nature insists on taking its time.  Everything is prepared.  Nothing is rushed.  The rhythm of emergence is a gradual slow beat always inching its

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