Dr. Elisabeth Crim on listening to yourself and finding the right flow for your life

Today’s guest is Dr. Elisabeth Crim.

Dr. Elisabeth Crim has served in the mental health field 25 years both providing treatment and as an energizing and engaging speaker to issues of mental health, psychotherapy, spirituality and development.  Dr. Crim is a psychodynamic psychotherapist specializing with adults, couples, and adolescents.  Historically she treated children, adolescents, and trauma surviviors.  She earned a Ph.D. and an MA. In Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology a M.A. in Counseling at Regent University and a M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Theology. She is the Founder/Director of Moonstone Center, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

Pretty heady stuff, right?

Let me break it down for you. Elisabeth is my best friend ever. We met the first day of college (over a chocolate bar) and never looked back. We have loved, cried and laughed through more events than you can imagine. I trust her implicitly and fortunately she cracks me up!!  Serious girlfriend stuff  here! This  talk is an insightful look at when you are moving into “overwhelm” and when you are in your  “zone.”  She has wonderful tips to help you take care of yourself and listen to your body to make sure you are on the right path. We both speak from first hand experience on this one! I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Elisabeth and her family flowing in the current! Make sure you listen all the way until the end to understand this fabulous metaphor!

I couldn’t resist showing you these shoulder pads!

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  • LOVE this stuff and I’m not even done with watching the video!! Thanks so much for the reminder… “operate from a place of ease” quote comes to mind.

    • Ha, perhaps I only needed one exclamation point in there. NOT operating from a place of ease with that comment. Haha.

  • nicole says:

    Hey Monica! Just wanted to say, I totally appreciate these interviews you have been posting. I have learned so much in the past few days from you and all of these amazing women. There are not enough ways to say THANK YOU!!!!

    • Monica Lee says:

      I am so glad you are getting a lot out of them, Nicole!

  • Soooo great to see you two together. Love the laughter. Cherish the wisdom, thankful for memories that allowed me the privilege to be friends with you both.

    • Monica Lee says:

      Yeah Shelly! I was going through old photos and found a bunch of us all! Thank you for watching it!

  • laura says:

    This speaks to me on so many levels. I will have to listen to it again.
    Yes, breathing. I had an art residency in an inner city school, and I was doing a lot of yoga at the time so I had the students (3rd graders) transition from their PE class to my workshops with taking deep long yoga breaths. This made an amazing difference in preparedness and mindfulness of their work.
    The next week when I returned their teacher said they were so excited to have me return so they could breathe again!
    ~ I laughed and then gave them permission to breathe everywhere they go in life, even if I am not there! : )
    It is so necessary for finding our true place in the sun.
    Thanks so much for these. Truly hitting that sweet spot of inspiration and education!

  • Elisabeth says:

    Thank you for each of your comments! So glad it was helpful. Really like drawing out the phrase, “operate from a place of ease…” Love the image of children asking for more breathing! An honor to be interviewed by you Monica! Love to you Shelly, yes many memories…And those shoulder pad pics! OMG!

    Peace, Love, and Ommmmm

  • Ron Moerbe says:

    Just watched you girls and it brought back many memories of your college days. Elizabeth, you have turned into a beautiful, wise, and gracious woman. I am so proud of you. And even in our advanced years, Ron and I watched and took the advice. We still have to remember to follow our peace…and remind each other to breathe!!! Love you both dearly…..Betty and Ron

    • Wow, Thank you Betty and Ron! I keep up with you both through Monica through the years.

      I love you both. I feel deeply held and touched by your comments.

      Thank you!
      Peace, Love,

  • debi says:

    Thank you both! Now I know why I’m so exhausted, “I’ve been swimming against the current!”

    • Yes, THIS is how we get Chronic Fatigue, from Chronic Swimming and Paddling!

      Send our link to any health care professionals you know as well. My next event, Restoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue is sched for Oct 27, 2012. http://www.moonstonecenter.com/events


  • Diane says:

    OK – this is how much fun this was. I blew you up full-size on the screen of my computer and got so into it that a couple of times I attempted to interrupt and join the discussion!! What a fun way to feel like I just had a cup of coffee with you ladies!! Missing you and loving you both!

    • Gosh how great THAT would have been Diane! I love that we got promoted to full screen and you joined the conversation! I know you had some more wisdom that would have been amazing to hear.

      Miss you much!

      Much love,

  • kathy says:

    What a great friendship you two have!! Is it weird that I now feel like the third best friend after watching and listening? LOL see how effective it is? Thanks for bringing us into your conversation here. Very generous of you both!

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