Tanya Younce, M.Ed., LPCC


Category Archives: creativity

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 […]

14 Rules for Being YOU

Be yourself.  Trying to be anyone else is a waste of the person you are.  Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else.  Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.  And above all, be true to YOU […]

Motivation Education

It’s that time of year again when people are starting to look at the new year and decide what goals they want to achieve.  Last year, my big goal was to start my private practice, New Leaf Counseling, and I’m very proud that I was able to accomplish that one.  The goals for losing 15 […]

The Discipline of Being Amazing

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.   Harry Emerson Fosdick The Summer Olympics have now come and gone…each athlete boarding […]

The Roadblocks to Your Passion

Hold up your glasses and let’s toast! The New Leaf Counseling website finally went LIVE this past weekend!! www.mynewleaf.org Cheers and thanks to everyone who assisted with it coming to fruition.  It’s been a rough road, but I’m hopeful that many good things will come to those whom have waited. 🙂 Looking back at that […]

Focus Boards in Pirouette Times

Since I work with a lot of clients who are “on the fence” with whether or not to stay in or leave their marriages, I thought it was would be a good idea to share one tool that I’ve talked about in several of my sessions with them — a Focus Board (aka Vision Board). […]

Intimacy With A Piano

Me at age 16 I started playing the piano again this week.  My mother-in-law is graciously selling me hers, in order to make more room in her house, so in anticipation of it coming, I’ve been warming up by tinkering around on my electric keyboard. Aaaand it’s very clear that I’m hopelessly out of practice.  […]

Is our satisfaction with our lives correlated with how much advice we allow into our lives?

One way that I can tell that I’m becoming more content with myself and the way I live my life is that I’m flipping through magazines more quickly.  Whether they’re ones that I’ve subscribed to, ones I’ve received as gifts, or ones I find in a waiting room or bookstore, they all want to give […]

Getting Started With Anything

For about five years now, I’ve been dreaming of having my own private counseling practice. I could envision the office and how I’d want it set up and decorated.  I also had ideas of what types of clientele and therapy in which I’d want to specialize, as well as various creative methods I’d use to […]