Embracing the Suck

  LIFE IS HARD! Not exactly a shocking realization for most people, I know, but an important lesson nonetheless. See, once we truly accept that life is hard then it removes the power of that difficulty. It becomes not about making it easier, but about our ability to persevere. We can measure our growth by […]

Hypnotherapy: Deepening your Self-Discovery

  We’ve all seen the dramatic depiction of someone being hypnotized: it usually involves a pocket watch swinging like a pendulum, making the individual powerless to resist the drowsiness setting in.  Thirty minutes and several subconscious commands later, when the hypnotist snaps her fingers, the person awakes and believes she is naked, or she is […]

Reducing the Holiday Stress

Last week’s blog talked about trying to express gratitude during the holidays, which typically elicit high stress. This week I thought it would be fitting to discuss how we can not only express gratitude, but also reduce stress we’r experiencing. Regardless of whether the stress is due to the holiday season or just due to […]

10 Therapy Myths That Are Just Totally WRONG (As Written By A Therapist)

Yesterday I stumbled across this great article on Huffington Post, “10 Therapy Myths That Are Just Totally WRONG (As Written By A Therapist)” by Danielle Adinolfi. Rather than trying to recreate the same article, I figured I would use her article as the blog for this week. Danielle does an amazing job at countering many of […]

Letting Go of Your Need for Other’s Approval

This past week, I learned about Albert Ellis’ 11 Irrational Beliefs that lead to dysfunctional behavior. For those of you who do not know who Albert Ellis is or what these 11 irrational beliefs are, I have included a short summary. Albert Ellis is the creator of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in which he focuses on “individuals having […]

DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE LOST??

On March 31, 2006 I was enjoying a wonderful evening with my girlfriends from high school. I had traveled to Seattle without my husband or sons to help my brother Rory, his wife Kerry, and my parents celebrate the first birthday of my niece Taylor. I cannot tell you what time my phone rang. I […]

Coming Soon: Parenting Without Power Struggles Group

If you are struggling with power struggles you are not alone.  Many of the parents who come into my office struggle with their child’s meltdowns, not getting up for school, refusal of homework, constant arguments, statements such as “but my friends get to”, and the list can go on.  I am here to tell you […]

THE ESSENTIAL FORMULA FOR LIVING THE LIFE YOU INTEND

I sometimes see clients who are stuck in their lives due to fear of the unknown. The knowns are often making them either emotionally, physically, or spiritually unhealthy (usually it is all 3 to some extent), however the idea of making a change stops them in their tracks. Many cannot get past the point of […]

Life Really Can Be A Party

It has been a month since I posted. This is not because I have lacked inspiration, I feel inspired daily to share what I learn from the amazing clients and friends who grace my life. My issue has to do with time management. You see I am a playful spirit. While I have great intentions […]

I want to see a therapist… what are my next steps?

This past week I decided to take the big leap and begin going to therapy. Now, it may seem weird to some of you, or most, that someone who is going to school to become a therapist would consider this a big leap. It is… for all of us! I am a huge supporter of […]