Intentionality

Most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life. – Michael Hyatt I recently mentioned to someone that I had gone to see a show that they had been interested in seeing.  When I said it,…

The Holidays Are Like A Magnifying Glass

The holidays are like a magnifying glass. It seems that around this time of year whatever is going on in our lives appears to be magnified. Our joys can seem more wonderful, cheerful and exciting. Things seem to be even bigger, better…

Therapy is for Everyone

A couple of weeks ago,  I had a client come in stating they were uncertain if they needed to participate in therapy because they were not in crisis. She explained that when she went to therapy in previous years,  she was working…

B is for……Boundaries

B is for…….boundaries. What did you think I was going to say? If you sit in session with me you will probably hear me use the B-word… a lot. Why? Because boundaries are a crucial element to your mental health and for…

Mothering the Mother: Ways to Support Mothers During the Postpartum Period

In the days, weeks, and even months after childbirth, much of the attention and focus tends to be on the new addition.  Everyone wants to see, touch, and hold the baby. Soft voices and gentle bounces help soothe the baby when he…

Relational Intentionality: 6 Ways to Devote Time to Connecting with Your Spouse

Kids.  Job. Friends.  Household Responsibilities  Extended family. Self care.  Spouse. There are a ton of demands on people’s everyday lives.  It can be hard to balance all of our relationships and responsibilities in the day to day, and more often than not…

The Need for Social Connection

One thing I have learned from this profession is that we are much more alike than we are different. People often talk about similar issues and struggles but often believe that they are the only person feeling that way or dealing with…

A Letter To Mothers of Little Ones

To all the mothers out there with little ones: If you are a mother to a baby, you are probably sleep deprived from late night feedings and around the clock care. The physical exhaustion can feel torturous at times. You may be…

Living with Grief

A colleague at the grief center where I used to work would often say that “grief is a room in your house you should visit, but you don’t want to live there.”  He was talking about the challenge of allowing ourselves to…

Is Therapy Just a Crutch?

What’s so bad about crutches? This is what I wonder when I hear people refer to therapy or medication as “just a crutch.” Have you ever heard that reference?  What I think about crutches, I think about support. Broke an ankle? Crutches….

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