Note: This adapted post was first posted on the Darling Magazine blog summer of 2016.  WHAT IS SCARCITY MINDSET? Down to our DNA, we crave connection, adventure and a life of meaning and purpose. If you are living from a narrative fueled by scarcity mindset, the world can quickly become small, lonely and scary, shrouded in judgement […]

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  At Potentia, we are dedicated to decreasing the stigma around mental health issues and those who ask for help when struggles arise. There are many mixed messages about daring to ask for help, especially from a therapist. We get it. Therapy has its own baggage as our field is often not portrayed in the […]

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This is the time for resolutions, intentions, goals, and dreams. Research is clear that you have a higher chance of keeping your resolutions if you write them down and they are as detailed as possible. The Potentia team is a fan of the Passion Planner and we have been busy personalizing our planners with our […]

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“The opposite of belonging is to feel isolated and always (all ways) on the margin, an outsider. to belong is to know, even in the middle of the night, that I am among friends.” Peter Block in Community – The Structure of Belonging.  At Potentia, we understand the deep need for all of us to […]

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When you are struggling – finding a friend, family member, mentor, colleague or just googling your question will help you find advice on how to: stop stop eating stop hurting yourself lose weight gain weight love the body you are in; eat eat more eat less; drink more drink less start move finish slow down […]

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Hello and happy first Friday in June! The Potentia team has transitioned into our summer schedule which is full of vacations, sun, and fun while continuing to serve our community by treating the whole person and the whole spectrum of mental health and wellness issues. As many of our long-time friends know, one of the […]

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Potentia’s featured book this month is all about relationships: You Are The One You Have Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships by Richard Schwartz  While this book is geared towards married couples, this lens can be beneficial for all relationships. Truly. As a child of divorce, what […]

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suf·fer·ing noun the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Too many people are suffering in silence. Our neighbors, classmates, colleagues, members at our church and our social media friends may not look like they are struggling because most people do not wear their loneliness and shame on their sleeve. We all have become pretty darn good […]

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Hello and happy weekend! The following is a video clip I filmed yesterday about Potentia’s #ichooserespect effort before I picked up my kids from school. I made the commitment to shoot this in one shot and go with it no matter what – so here you go! Towards the end, I was a little confused […]

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    Preparing for my talk at Flood Church this weekend on “Parenting in a Culture of Never Enough”, I wrote this slide inspired by a week that stretched me with my own children. Whether you are parenting your children, caring for your pets, or anyone in your charge – it hurts when your loved […]

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