This summer, I have been on a sabbatical from my work as a counselor. After a couple year stint of intense workload as well as personal and global stressors, I was recognizing some significant burn-out. (It is humbling to prioritize your own mental health while working in the … [Read more...] about What I’m Learning About Rest
Striving for Normal, Not Extraordinary
“I’m opting out of needing to be extraordinary.” I read this quote from Lisa Olivera and felt a multitude of feelings simultaneously. Hesitation – because what would it say about me if I’m not excellent? Resistance – because this goal (dare I say idol) of creating … [Read more...] about Striving for Normal, Not Extraordinary
Focus Your Parenting on Repair
There is so much pressure on you, Mama. An endless stream of advice and books and perspectives- so many voices telling you all the things you should be thinking about and implementing as a parent. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to try all of these things, and even just … [Read more...] about Focus Your Parenting on Repair
Why Go To Therapy?
There have been so many times I’ve thought about all the reasons why therapy isn’t worth it. Even as a therapist myself, I find myself thinking: Is this really that bad?There’s other ways I’d rather spend my money.It’s too hard to find the time in my weeks.Can they really help … [Read more...] about Why Go To Therapy?
A.R.E. you there? A Goal for Marriage (And All Intimate Relationships)
Relationship dynamics can be confusing and muddy and leave you feeling unsure of which way is up. Am I right? Are they right? What are we even trying to get to here? Balancing the emotions, desires and needs of other people is complicated. And as someone who is simply … [Read more...] about A.R.E. you there? A Goal for Marriage (And All Intimate Relationships)
Not So Happy Holidays
The holidays can be a loaded season for many people. There’s an expectation for the months to be filled with holly, jolly glee. But for some it can be met with pressure, disappointment, grief, sadness or pain. Are you someone who is feeling a bit of dread toward the … [Read more...] about Not So Happy Holidays