On Santosha by Em Capito, LCSW
On Santosha

Santosha is a practice within the eight-limbed path of yoga roughly translated as contentment. Santosha requires practice because it is human nature to want more; to want something different than what we…

On the purpose of intuition by Em Capito, LCSW
On the Purpose of Intuition

What is the purpose of those gut feelings and synchronous moments we call intuition? As children, dependent on external love for our survival, we developed creative tactics. I was a hero child…

Boundaries & Open Hearts by Em Capito, LCSW
On Boundaries & Opening Our Hearts

In our relationships, we must often walk in a vast gray area of unknowability.​ Even within ourselves, there are many times when we cannot discern intuition from fear. Sometimes we simply must embrace uncertainty…

On the Power of Place by Em Capito, LCSW
On the Power of Sanctuary

“It seems as if the right words can come only out of the perfect space of a place you love.” – Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise This last weekend, my heart…

Self-reflection An honest look in the mirror
On Self-Reflection

“Oops! That’s actually mine.” Being a therapist presents a unique opportunity to continuously see myself within my clients’ stories and take my own medicine. It’s not about perfection – for any of…

When and why we need a retreat Em Capito, LCSW
When and Why We Need a Retreat

Every July, I head south to Zion backcountry for a solo retreat in a tiny a-frame cabin with a patio that overlooks ponderosa pines stretching out to the horizon. The time and…

High Conflict Divorce Resources

This is a living post of resources and advice gleaned from the Baobabs Women’s Support Group. The same questions and situations come up frequently and it is our hope that this post…

7 Ground Rules for Real Love by Em Capito, LCSW
Seven Ground Rules for Real Love

Clear intentions manifest into better outcomes, so why would we neglect to author ground rules in our most important relationships? Whether you’re entering a new relationship, or renewing a long-tested one to…

Parable for the Lonely by Em Capito, LCSW
A Parable for the Lonely

The Undoing I find myself alone. Again. I am exhausted from the weight of life. I cannot go on like this. What if I must go on like this? I am doing…

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