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Weekly Theme: Family and Accountability

Weekly Theme: Family and Accountability

The Value of Family Family – a word that can carry such pain and yearning yet also warmth and purpose. Barn Life practices the value of “family.” Our actions are guided by this value often. “Accept everyone!” is our beautiful marching tune. We want everyone who walks...

Weekly Theme: What is Self-Love?

Weekly Theme: What is Self-Love?

Self-Love is a Basic Human Necessity What are basic human necessities? Some include food, water, air, and shelter. These things we quite literally cannot live without. What if we told you self-love was a basic human necessity? Shocking, right? What is shocking about...

Weekly Theme: Crisis is Choice

Weekly Theme: Crisis is Choice

The Turning Point Within Have you ever been in a situation faced with an important challenge that felt insurmountable by your usual methods of coping and problem-solving? Into every life flows crisis. Every breath rides on the brink of upheaval. Every human beat of a...

Weekly Theme: Anxiety is a Teacher

Weekly Theme: Anxiety is a Teacher

Don’t Shoot the Messenger!!  Extreme and constant emotional states (i.e. mania, anger, fear, sorrow, grief, and worry) lead to serious mental health disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc). Anxiety, for example, is a normal reaction to stress and certain life...

Weekly Theme: You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Weekly Theme: You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Navigating the Sea of Modern Mental Health Diagnosis Our themes from this week forward are going to be a general overview of mental health diagnosis. However, we want to do it in a systematic order week by week. We will start with the root and move outward towards the...

Weekly Theme: Transformation

Weekly Theme: Transformation

Manifesting Real Transformation Have you ever thought, I would like to be a little less crazy? Or, I would like to be a little more tolerant of ignorance, or I would like to stop drinking so much. Or, I would like to begin learning Aikido. Get into better physical and...

Weekly Theme: Poseidon

Weekly Theme: Poseidon

The Unpredictable Waters Within In my years as a clinical therapist and program director, I have encountered many Poseidon problems. Clients express that they feel over-possessed by the unpredictable waters within them, overcome by the surfacing and powerful waves of...

Weekly Theme: Intro to Parent Models

Weekly Theme: Intro to Parent Models

Images of Healthy Parent Models Today we begin a new series on images of healthy parent models. It’s no real stretch to suggest that how we were parented influences who we become. From Freud to now, psychology has been dominated in large part by the reconciliation of...

Weekly Theme: the Heart Chakra

Weekly Theme: the Heart Chakra

Song of a man who has come through Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me! A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time. If only I let it bear me, carry me, if only it carry me! [...] If only I am keen and hard like the sheer tip of a wedge Driven by...

Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

Weekly Theme: the Sacral Chakra

“Ultimately, to acknowledge the life of the body, and to affirm our solidarity with this physical form, is to acknowledge our existence as one of the earth's animals” – David Abram Vegetal, Instinctual, and Rational Aristotle once wrote that the human soul is a...