Relationship problems are a common reason people pursue therapy. And not surprisingly, many clients have been more than a little frustrated they are the ones talking to me, when clearly their partner or family member is the one with the problem! They have nagged and scolded and … [Read more...] about Why Should I Go to Therapy When He (She) Is the Problem?!
How often have you prayed “Lord, please take this away”? Your prayers more like pleads, looking to God to provide some relief that you cannot secure for yourself. There are many seasons and circumstances I can think of in my own life where I longed for the Lord to make it better, … [Read more...] about Lord, Please Take This Away
I am old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, the race riots, the Vietnam protests, and the Watergate scandal. Granted I was young, but I definitely picked up on the angst and anger of those around me. I can remember a Canadian friend asking me at that time … [Read more...] about Living in Contentious Times
I’m trying my hand at keeping plants alive. So far, I’m 6 months into my new role as “plant mom” and everyone is still alive, which is a record for me. I’ve been known to let even the desert plants shrivel up, which is honestly a talent in itself. But this time was different. … [Read more...] about What You’re Missing By Avoiding Creativity
I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
Have you ever read the title of a book or song and resonated with it? Even before you read or heard the words. This Is Me Trying is a new Taylor Swift song from her quarantine-produced album, "Folklore". I can’t tell you the lyrics, but I like the title. A million scenarios … [Read more...] about This Is Me Trying