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Try, Try Again with Katherine Velez
11 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Importance of Healthy Goodbyes
Why is it so hard to say goodbye and what do we miss when we don't? In this episode, we will examine the benefits of healthy detachment and the elements of how to have a meaningful goodbye. Also, we will practice a healthy goodbye in that this, episode 50, will be the final episode of Try, Try Again with Katherine Velez. It is a goodbye so please don't avoid it. Episodes will continue to be available. As always, you can continue to reach me at katherinekempvelez.com or I will see you in session.
12 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
The Therapeutic Relationship
This episode looks at questions that sometimes arise around therapy such as how is your relationship with your therapist different from any other relationship you will have? What is psychotherapy and what is the ultimate goal? Is talking to yourself just as effective as talking to a therapist? The answers might surprise you.
14 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Addiction and Attachment in Relationship
How we attach in our most intimate interpersonal relationships can drive addiction and misuse of substances and behaviors. This episode looks at one compilation couple and how the addiction is a symptom, a consequence and a maladaptive solution, to one's learned inability to sustain healthy and satisfying relationships, often with self and others. A learned inability is hopeful because that means it can also be unlearned.
13 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
This is the first of several episodes addressing addiction in relationship to self and others. In order to understand addiction, we must first define it and that is today's episode. It is important to have an agreed upon definition and I encourage you to bring this to our time together. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please reach out to a therapist and perhaps share this episode and/or the resources it contains.
8 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
The Benefits of Aging
Getting older is often a source of fear and worry. Much of that is related to how we have seen others age and our fear of the unknown. In this episode we look at the benefits of aging, and there are many, as well as what we can do now to help improve ourselves as we continue this earthly journey. As always you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com.
16 minutes | May 31, 2021
Rebuilding Relationship After Infidelity
Relational betrayal is heartbreaking, violating, traumatic, and not uncommon. It can be devastating, but it can also be transformative. In this episode we look at the most important factors in deciding whether to stay in the relationship and the two most important questions that need to be answered. As always, you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com. Please bring any feedback or questions into our sessions together.
9 minutes | May 24, 2021
Marriage - Part Three
Today's episode continues to look at relationship and marriage, offering perspectives to help find the will to do the work, embrace the growth, go back to the beginning, and truly explore the meaning of giving yourselves to one another. As always, you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com with any questions or insights.
10 minutes | May 17, 2021
Marriage - Part Two
Do you find yourself arguing in your relationship, usually about small things? Does it feel like you are not connecting, not being heard, and moving farther apart? Today's episode features a communication technique to help you and your partner become more emotionally connected and, when practiced, reduce or even eliminate much arguing or bickering. Additionally, this episode might introduce you to a different way of thinking about how to make progress in your life and your relationships based on an Eastern philosophy.
15 minutes | May 10, 2021
Marriage - The First Part
If you are married, considering marriage or are divorced, today’s episode might be of interest to you. You have the ability to improve your relationship and, perhaps, even avoid divorce now or in the future. Why do people marry and what is the single biggest risk factor to a healthy relationship? As always, you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com with any questions or if you need referrals.
10 minutes | May 3, 2021
Seeing our way through the darkness and pain can feel overwhelming and impossible at times. Our mind often goes to questions like, "Why does it hurt so much?" and "Why do I have to be in such pain?" If you are suffering right now, today's episode is meant to hopefully shed a little light on the path of enduring and using the pain you might be feeling, finding comfort and release along the way. As always, if you need to reach me, you can at katherinekempvelez.com.
11 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
A Fallow Season
Have you been feeling restless, guilty you haven't been more productive this last year, unmotivated, uncertain? Perhaps this last year was not a time to get more done, but maybe it is what our ancestors knew was often necessary for the earth and for ourselves- a fallow season. In today's episode we talk about ancient wisdom and the healing property of spending time with our ancestors...right now.
16 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
11 Behaviors That Might Be Keeping You Stuck
Are you feeling stuck lately? It is a common feeling, especially this last year. If you think you've tried everything and you're still feeling there is no forward momentum in your life or relationships, consider these eleven behaviors and beliefs that may be causing or contributing to that feeling of stuckness. This examination is not necessarily easy, but some of these may resonate with you and help you regain your footing on a new path.
10 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
But What Can I Do? Seven Ways to Fight Prejudice.
Do you feel helpless when you hear of prejudice and violence and tell yourself there is nothing you can do? Do you believe you have no biases and so you are not part of the problem? Today's episode is challenging. It challenges us to look at our biases, conscious and unconscious, and how that exploration could improve your understanding and empowerment of yourself and your relationship with others.
9 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
What is unconditional love, why is it important, and why do some people seem to achieve more easily than others? This episode answers questions around unconditional love as well as the one that many of us ask ourselves, "What's wrong with me?" Listen and find out!
14 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
What's Holding You Back?
If you or someone you love is feeling stuck or feeling that something is holding you back, this episode may help pinpoint and explore why. And it's probably not only Covid! We look at exercises to explore the feelings behind and beneath feeling stuck as well as how our loved ones can help us unearth some of our fears and practice vulnerability with more self-awareness and a growth mindset improving our relationship with ourselves and our loved ones.
6 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Core Values - What They Are and Why They Matter So Much.
This episodes is for individuals and couples alike. Does your partner think working overtime to get a bonus is the priority and you think family dinner is more important? Do you think of yourself as quite honest and then find yourself rationalizing white lies? Do you dream of adventures, but never get to the planning stage? These are often matters of core values; what is most meaningful and important in life to you and your partner. In this episode we look at why core values matter so much and I give you a few exercises to help explore these in yourself and, if needed, with your partner.
20 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Communication and Do We Need a Therapist?
When couples enter a therapist's office, one of the top reasons for being there is communication. In this episode we explore what that means and when a couple might need to find a couples therapist. Also, I provide you with a communication exercise that, while talked about in terms of a couple, translates as a template to use in any relationship. As always, you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com with questions or concerns.
8 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Valentine's Day Not Just For Romance
Valentine's Day can be a celebration and recognition of love, not just romantic love. In fact, viewing that day as simply a day for lovers leaves a large number of us out and fails in acknowledging the many variations and shades and struggles that love itself often highlights. In todays episode I wax on, just a little, about the exclusionary nature of this romantic holiday and how we might celebrate all kinds of love instead.
10 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
In today's episode I introduce you to a woman who was one of my teachers in this life. She taught me something about grief and loss and how emotions like joy, grief, fear, and longing coexist. She taught me about the importance of putting those emotions in perspective, with gratitude for all of them.
18 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Knowing Your Body and Brain to Know Yourself
Do you ever find yourself making unhealthy choices over and over only to sink into guilt or self-criticism? Do you wonder why you overeat or drink too much or use porn or gambling to soothe yourself? Would you like to make changes? This episode helps explain what is happening in your physiology that may be contributing to your struggles with alcohol, food or other unhealthy habits. I also provide several exercises you can use immediately to start making healthier choices and changes in your life without judgment or recrimination. As always you can reach me at katherinekempvelez.com.
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