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Moving Forward

Posted on: November 12th, 2018

Today is Election Day. I think of this day as a day of possibilities. It’s a day that we as Americans are expected to feel empowered and have our voices heard. It is a day of choice. It’s a day that we have considered our choices and make a decision. What if we applied this […]

Self-Care is Not Selfish

Posted on: October 8th, 2018

As a wife, mother, and therapist I am confronted daily with the needs of others. I am not in any way complaining. I enjoy helping others. I love taking care of my family. I want to support my husband and children so they can be successful. But in all that I do there are moments […]

What is Hidden Cannot Be Healed

Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Have you ever tried to get a straight answer out of a 12 year old? For those of you who are not parents you may not realize how daunting of a task this can be. For those of you who are parents, you may be reminded that sometimes what our children say may not always […]

Enjoying the Process

Posted on: August 1st, 2018

So I recently celebrated my birthday. The older I get the more birthdays become less about partying and more about reflection. I started to think about this past year. I began to think about my gains and my losses and those things that I have yet to accomplish. I wondered how much of my success […]

I’m Not Perfect Are You?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018

So Monday is my usual day off. I work Tuesday thru Saturday. Sunday is usually reserved for church and family stuff. My goal on Mondays is to do the things I don’t get a chance to do when I am balancing work, picking up kids and making dinner. I often find myself with numerous lofty […]

The Purpose of Healthy Conflict

Posted on: June 5th, 2018

The Purpose of Healthy Conflict In our current climate we are inundated with constant reminders of divisions. These divisions are perpetuated by the sense of tribalism and the access to social media that allows us to find cohorts who share our opinion and block those who choose to disagree. We are creating a false reality […]

Gratefulness

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

I heard someone say recently, “If you don’t teach gratitude you foster a sense of entitlement and resentment.” Those words really stuck with me. The idea of being grateful is something I believe we must all be mindful of. Recently I experienced several events in my life that left me feeling frustrated. I had a […]

Ready or Not Change Will Come

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama There has been so much talk lately about empowerment. We have seen in the news the voices of young […]

Almost Time for Spring Cleaning!

Posted on: February 28th, 2018

As we head into March there is always that great anticipation of the newness of Spring. Spring begins officially on March 20th this year. As we begin to shed the layers of winter and look forward to the longer days with the warming sun, let’s consider how these activities can serve as symbolism for our […]

Stress: Feeling the Weight of the World

Posted on: February 5th, 2018

There are moments in life when you feel as if you are carrying a load too heavy to carry. There are times when you start to feel the crushing weight of worry, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. These moments seem often to come out of nowhere. These moments can have adverse effects on your daily living […]