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A Year of Fearless Living: Lean into Fear & Learn to Love

It’s been twelve whole months since Dr. Hick helped us embark on a year of fearless living. Here, she offers some final wisdom to our grateful hearts.


Well folks, it’s been a year—a year of stepping outside of your comfort zones, imagining how your life, work, relationships, and health could be different, of expanding yourself beyond what you thought was possible—through fearlessness

Can you believe it? I certainly cannot.

As I prepared to write the final piece (of many chapters to be written on life’s journey) of this year’s series on Fearless Living in 2015, I looked back at where it all began—and I encourage you to do ...

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Making the Holidays Mindful

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Staying aware of triggers and patterns throughout the holiday season

 

As a relationship therapist in the Denver area, I witness varying client emotions arising throughout the season, making the holidays both the most exhilarating and challenging time of the year. To help clients cope with the holiday season more adaptively, I share four coping strategies to support managing holiday stress and the mindless triggers of the season. My hope is that you too are inspired by these ideas that might just bring more ...

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Single for the Holidays: How to Fearlessly Thrive

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For some, being single for the holidays is akin to some sort of personal torture. But with a little fearlessness… it most certainly doesn’t have to.


The holiday season: I can probably imagine what comes to mind…joyous times with family, stress-free travel plans, and generous gifts from your special someone. Basically, picture-perfect experiences full of happiness.

Not quite consistent with your holiday memories? I bet not. I hear this often in my practice as a Denver-based relationship therapist.

More power to you if that is what comes to mind when thinking about the holidays, but for most, it sounds a bit less idealistic.

The truth for many is the holidays can ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: A Step-By-Step Guide to Fearless Communication

Fearless Living - Fearless Communication

Use your voice. Speak your truth. Be honest. Easier said than done…until now. Get ready for fearless communication, Darling. This is a step-by-step guide, brought to you by Dr. Hick, Denver psychologist.


In the first part of this Fearless Living in 2015 piece, I shared an intimate story of a dear friend’s experience of growth and transformation.

While this was a vital shift in her stepping into healthier, more mindful dating relationships, it was even more crucial for her relationship with herself.

To recap, “Sarah” broke through her early experiences with her father, where she learned that she needed to suppress her thoughts and feelings because they were not ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living: The Fearless Talks That Will Transform Your Relationships

How we use our voice is often determined in childhood, but these things can change. Fearless talks can transform everything, especially your dating life.

A fearless break through in loving communication happened for a dear friend this week. She graciously allowed me to share the story of her path to transformation.

For years, “Sarah” had struggled to express her true feelings, to communicate her needs, to set boundaries in friendships, with family members, and most of all, in her dating relationships.

This difficulty plagued her for as long as she could remember. She observed others who seemed so easily able to say, “No” when they meant, “No.” Or even ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: Fearless Boundaries - How to Set Better Boundaries for

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While personal space and depth of conversation are unique to the individual, distance can hinder our ability to connect. Is it time for better boundaries? Dr. Hick, Denver relationship therapist, chimes in.

Boundaries. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard this term thrown around a fair bit. And yet, if you are like many people, you are likely still a little fuzzy on exactly what a boundary is, how it is established, and how it can be helpful to you. Furthermore, you are likely wondering what boundaries have to do with fearlessness and relationships.

Let me start by sharing two brief stories about two individuals, each on ...

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