People talk about habits a lot; especially moving toward a new year. Habits, goals, and renewal in general. We hear less about patterns. Yet, working with people over years, and being a journaler with an over-abundance of self-reflection, I notice patterns in … [Read more...] about Patterns That Serve You and Breaking the Ones that Don’t
Most therapists read a lot. Between graduate school and continuing education requirements, we have been exposed to many excellent, insightful books. I thought I would share some books I think everyone should read. Books are not a substitute for needed therapy, but if you really … [Read more...] about Books Everyone Should Read
I hear many times a day about the weird times we’re living in. Although they are weird to this present generation, they aren’t new within the course of history. This isn’t the first time there’s been a pandemic, social unrest, rumors of wars or financial collapse, and a volatile … [Read more...] about Developing Discipline Into Hope
These are strange times. The world as we know it is changing. As we well know, change is uncomfortable. We have to grieve the world we knew, accept the changes, and adapt to the challenges the future will bring. How should we respond? Cultivate compassion for yourself and … [Read more...] about How Should We Respond to Crisis?
The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair
When you are on a long road trip, do you ever express your appreciation for the inventions of GPS and Waze? I am old enough to remember long road trips with my mom holding up the large paper map in the passenger seat making sure we stayed on course. If your family was anything … [Read more...] about When Plans Get Thrown Out The Window