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2023 was quite a year.  To say there have been some challenges is an understatement but my hope for you is that you are finding some inspiration and optimism for the New Year.  There were highs, lows and transitions for many. was about experimentation and change in 2023.  The site has gone through a number of shifts in the over 10 years of its existence.  I continue to be a working therapist in private practice in Marin County, California while maintaining this site.

I am very proud that remains a trusted emotional health and relationship resource with a global audience, offering education in many related areas including happiness, family of origin issues, unhealthy relationship patterns, emotional safety and self-help tools to supplement your growth.

In celebration of the upcoming New Year, enjoy my 3 offerings:

Top 3 Relationship Articles of 2023

Unhealthy Relationships? Break Your Relationship Pattern

People who continually get in bad relationships can benefit from understanding their role and how it’s linked to prior their prior experiences.  Then, change can occur.

Rock Solid Marriage

An assortment of views from several relationship experts on how to have the most stable, secure and loving relationship.

Healthy Relationships: Assessing the Emotional Safety

A look at one of the most critical aspects of well functioning intimate relationship and a mini assessement.

Top 3 Emotional Health Articles of 2023

What is Family of Origin Work?

The role of family of origin issues and functioning, individually and in your relationships.

Addressing the Problem of Feeling Unlovable

Help to understand why people feel badly about themselves, rooted in core belief systems developed a long time ago.

I’m a Therapist. Here’s What Happened on the Day I Met With Both an Arab and a Jew (Dr. Carl R. Nassar, Ph.D., LPC, CIIPTS)

Guest post by a therapist, reflecting on a unique day for him seeing his clients.

50% off all of my digital products through January 2024

An opportunity to improve your emotional health and/or relationships at a deep discount.  I created my “Therapy-At-Home Workbooks” brand to help you “think like a therapist” as you address your areas for desired growth.  Perfect for those on a self-help path interested in education from a licensed and practicing therapist.  Enter the code G4FERDYU at checkout.

Break Your Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook for Couples

The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples

Family of Origin: Untangle Your Unhealthy Roots

Looking ahead…

> May 2024 bring you inner peace, joy and quality connections with the people you care about.

> Put intention into your relationships.  Treat friends, family and lovers as you would like to be treated.

> Put intention into your personal happiness.  Do therapy work if needed to remove any obstacles that hold you back.

> Practice self-care to be able to have the bandwidth to do all of the above.


Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT


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