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Help: I’m Not Getting Any Messages, Online Dating Isn’t Working!

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Radio silence when online dating—you’re sending messages but not receiving any replies, does this mean online dating isn’t working? No way!

So you’ve taken the plunge—the online dating plunge.

You’ve crafted a good profile. You’ve discussed the activities and interests that are meaningful to you and that you hope to find in potential mates. You’ve selected your best looking photos—a couple of yourself, some of you engaged in your favorite interests and maybe even a couple of your adorable pet or niece/nephew just for good measure.

You hit the submit button. Take a deep, sigh. And wait.

Oh, who are you kidding? You ...

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Is “Fear of Missing Out” Really Just a Fear of Commitment?

Are you on the hunt for the next thrill, date, or message? FOMO can be a fear of commitment, and Dr. Kristen Hick, Denver relationship therapist, knows how to open hearts to love again.

Greener pastures. A better fit for your “list.” A more “suitable” partner.

No matter what you call him or her, or the general idea, that “perfect fit” keeps you looking, searching and living anywhere but in the present moment and in your present relationship.

Some might say this is simply a case of your relationship skills getting honed, and you will realize that there is a better match out there for you when you are ready for it.

Or is ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: Break Free - How to Banish FOMO for Good

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Dr. Hick, Denver psychologist, shines a light on a common problem: preoccupation with everything but the present. It’s time to shift focus and enjoy this moment to the max.

We’re all guilty of it. We work, work, work our busy selves away—on the job we love, the job we hate, or the career we are trying relentlessly to create.

We work so hard and for so long it becomes almost impossible to push the pause button, to “unplug,” to focus inward, and to take in the moment.

This drive to do more, be more, capture more—which my camera and I are definitely guilty of—keeps us in a perpetual pattern of ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: The Secret to Life-Altering Sex - Fearlessness

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It’s about to be summer and as the days – and nights – are heating up, we’ll explore how to have fearless sex.

If you’re new to Dr. Hick’s Guide to Living Fearless in 2015, I’ll give you the scoop. This year, we’re delving into what relationships could be like – what life could be like – if lived fearlessly. To date, we’ve explored the “how-to” basics: how to love yourself, dating fearlessly, how to rise in love instead of fall, and most recently, how to take a fearless look at your relationships in order to renew them. Dr. Hick is a Denver psychologist who ...

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Yoga of Dating Part V: How Pratyahara Will Transform Your Dating From the Inside Out

Yoga of Dating

Do any of the following descriptions remind you of your own dating experiences? 

“A cobb salad, some yummy ingredients, but a whole lot of lettuce underneath.” “Horrifying.”
“An assembly line of the same ole’ thing in a slightly different package.”  

Yes, unfortunately, these are real-world depictions of singles’ experiences out in the dating world.  Dating is full of funny stories, romantic gestures, and in some cases, a whole lot of frustration. As a Denver therapist, I coach clients through a wide array of dating experiences.

If you are like the people I encounter in my work, you are looking for a better way, a healthier way, and a more mindful way to approach ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: How to Renew a Relationship (Any Relationship at All)

Fearlessly Living - red poppies

As your year of living fearlessly continues, our focus turns towards this unique time of year.

There is an energy bouncing around us, within us and through us and, a renewed hope and rejuvenated spirit—it’s Spring!

Regardless of where you live, winter is a time for hunkering down, eating delicious holiday foods and spending more time indoors—even if you spend them at the ski lodge cozied up to a warm fire.

With all of your energy directed in these ways, it easy to surface from the season with some lackluster feelings about the state of your relationships—and perhaps, with others having some lackluster feelings about you.

Spring Cleaning

Just as your closet craves a good purge and reorganization (followed ...

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Fearless Living in 2015: Don’t Fall in Love, RISE in Love

Fearless Living - rise in love

I think we’ve all done enough damage with this whole “falling” in love thing. Yes, the initial descent can feel pretty amazing, but oh, the inevitable collapse on the other side of that bliss, no matter how pure our initial intentions.

As a part of our year-long focus on Fearless Living, let’s choose another aim. This year let’s rise in love instead of fall.

For all the newcomers, this is the fourth month in a year-long series on how to live fearlessly. As a Denver therapist, my goal is to help each and every one of you become the superhero in your own life. Each month is designed to help you explore, ...

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