Tanya Younce, M.Ed., LPCC

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Category Archives: authenticity

HOW TO HAVE A PERSONAL RETREAT

Twice a year, I go away for the weekend to a nice hotel and have what I like to call my own little Personal Retreat. Last weekend, I stayed at La Quinta Hotel in Mason and had two a half days all to myself, which ended up being a very restful and insightful experience. So […]

Life as a Social Chameleon

Social chameleons are people who know how to quickly blend in to any other person or group by picking up on and then embodying their way of acting, speaking, and various other ways of, well…BEING. Like a beige-toned color, they can go with just about anything, unlike someone with a distinct color that can only […]

May I Help You?

When I went to college and became increasingly independent, I held a pretty firm belief that I was then supposed to be completely self-sufficient with all the responsibilities in my life.  By the time I graduated, I’d already lined up a job in downtown D.C., secured an apartment with some roommates, had my own car, […]

When You Feel Like You Suck at Life

Ever have one of those weeks or months when you feel like you just SUCK at something — like parenting, marriage, your job, finances, keeping yourself organized, staying fit, or just Life in general?   Yeah….I’ve been on a roll lately. Especially with parenting, as I have two teenagers who are in the midst of pulling […]

Your Majesty

Wayne Dyer, self-help author and motivational speaker, once said that there were two types of people in this world — ducks or eagles.  Ducks are content to sit on a pond and calmly paddle in the water, surrounded by other ducks, not really going very far.  Eagles, on the other hand, are meant to soar […]

Wake Up!!

Most of us live in a state of samsara, which in Buddhism means “wandering on,” or what I would call being on “auto-pilot” or “asleep at the wheel.”  We go through predictable daily routines, right?  Groggily offing the alarm, getting ourselves prepped for work, pouring coffee into our commuter mugs, making said commute into an […]

Healing Power of Connection

One of the best parts of being a counselor is developing a therapeutic relationship with each of my clients.  In our ever-growing technological culture, I see an almost ‘learned helplessness’ in knowing how to actually interact   genuinely face-to-face with family, friends, or even strangers.  We’ve cocooned ourselves and become so self-sufficient and have acquiesced to […]

Your Big Reveal

I’m a sucker for makeovers.  I love looking at ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures, whether they’re haircuts, or kitchens, or wardrobes, or landscaping — I get giddy whenever I see that “big reveal” of the beauty that lies beneath people, places, or things.Don’t judge me, but two of my favorite TV shows are “Dancing with the […]

Wanna Be Happy? Then Work It!

I know it sounds oversimplified, but if you want to be happy and you’re not, then you need to make the effort to change.Period.No one’s going to do it for you and no one is going to come in with a magic wand and make things all better.  So, it’s up to YOU.  YOU are […]

Drawing Your Line in the Sand

“The most important distinction anyone can ever make in their life is between who they are as an individual and their connection with others.”    –Anne Linden A common issue that has been brought up in my therapy sessions with clients these past few weeks is the concept of building and maintaining appropriate boundaries in one’s […]