We go through a million phases in life: childhood, adolescence, college, marriage, kids, empty nest, retirement. I’m on the cusp of empty nest. For years I’ve watched my friends cry rivers over their kids leaving home. This year it’s my turn (my eyes are getting a little sweaty … [Read more...] about Fearing the Future
Stress and anxiety
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most misunderstand and potentially crippling mental health conditions out there. People often joke about their 'OCD' because they have some quirky rituals or are fussy about things being in the right order. Most people I know, … [Read more...] about The ABC’s of OCD
It is quite an interesting but exciting season for me right now because at the end of August, me and my husband will welcome our first child! It is a season full of learning, waiting, resting (at least trying to), savoring and preparing. I made it through the first trimester woes … [Read more...] about The Right Kind of Preparation
This post on working through our feelings and not stuffing our emotions was originally posted in 2018. As I work with clients in 2021, through the tumultuous world events that we are all navigating, many of us feel hurt. Some of us still compartmentalize our emotions … [Read more...] about When You Hide Your Hurt, You Can’t Find Healing
Peace. It’s what we all want, right? Many people come to therapy because of out-of-control anxiety. They can’t sleep, they can’t relax, everything and everyone irritates them. Anxious people may ruminate about past or present events, but mostly they camp out in the future. They … [Read more...] about Our Strange Relationship with Anxiety
Stress and Decision Making Ability Work has been crazy, the kids are a mess, and I only slept 4 hours last night. I just dropped them off at pre-school and am late for my first meeting. The stress is palpable. My heart is racing and I swear I can’t … [Read more...] about Indecision or Stress, Which Comes First?