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Understanding the Developmental Stages of Childhood

Understanding the Developmental Stages of Childhood

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Each stage will either confirm or deny our sense of wholeness. You're born into the world whole, and have a solid sense of Self, but as you go through each stage, your caregiver either confirms that you are whole and good or they deny this from you. "

Before we...
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Moving Forward from Childhood Wounds

Moving Forward from Childhood Wounds

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Wounds are a result of going from the perfect environment of the womb to the imperfect environment of this world."

Childhood wounds have a heavy gravitational pull on us as we move into intimate relationships. They may seem invisible and fly under the radar but the consequences of the...
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5 Things You Must Do To Create A Conscious Relationship

5 Things You Must Do To Create A Conscious Relationship

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Investing in your relationship can look like many different things, but my advice is to invest in ways that take it from being surface based, unconscious and asleep, to depthful, conscious and awake."

We’ve all grown up wishing for happily ever after and...
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10 Ways to Stay Connected Through the Holidays

10 Ways to Stay Connected Through the Holidays

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Regardless of how you’d do it, what’s important is that you do it together and pass on the Christmas spirit with love."

The holidays are coming up! Let’s be honest, the holidays often overwhelm us with the hustle and bustle of preparations. There’s...
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Marriage — A verb, not a noun

Marriage — A verb, not a noun

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” - Barbara De Angelis

For little kids, whenever someone mentions marriage, their concept of this word often...
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Unplugged — Tuning Off to Reconnect

Unplugged — Tuning Off to Reconnect

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Remember, we must invest in our marriages and create time to reconnect in order to nurture the special bond we have with our spouses."

I am so excited this week as I am just wrapping up my first VIP private couples retreat. The retreat was SO much fun!!! It was truly fulfilling to...
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Recovering from Infidelity

Recovering from Infidelity

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Healing from an affair is similar to going through the grief cycle. It has different layers and stages in which processing is involved."

There is definitely a difference in opinions and suggestions of what to do when it comes to being cheated on. Some women have absolutely no tolerance for it....
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Shutting down in times of infidelity — What should I do?

Shutting down in times of infidelity — What should I do?

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"Your responsibility is for you to honor yourself and your process... to do your own good work, and to let them do theirs."

In most intimate relationships, partners are expected to be sexually loyal to their significant other. Breaking this loyalty comes with a...

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Establishing Health & Wellness By Applying 3 Basic Practices To Your Weekly Routine by Amy Harper, LMFT

Establishing Health & Wellness By Applying 3 Basic Practices To Your Weekly Routine 

BY AMY HARPER, LMFT

"soak up goodness, remain balanced, and make sure you are TRULY enjoying life"

Is it truly possible to remain healthy and feel good year round? My answer to this question is that it depends on your lifestyle and habits. It really...

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