It is always something. You go on vacation and come back to twice the work you had before you left. Expenses are rising and you feel like a hamster on a wheel as you try to keep as much cash coming in as going out. And busy-ness just kills relationships. This week alone I … [Read more...] about Working Your Way Out of Overwhelm
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
Being a parent is no easy gig. We spend the early years looking for some peace and quiet, and the latter years missing the noise. When the teen years hit we have to adjust from being the one that hung the moon to the one that’s suddenly ignored. It’s normal for kids to pull away … [Read more...] about How to (Not) Alienate Your Child in 4 Easy Steps
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
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?