What Do I Do Now?

As therapy progresses, I have had many clients ask this question in one way or another.  When we have enough negative and traumatic experiences early on in life, it’s easy to move into adulthood with hypervigilance and an intense fear of showing up and being vulnerable in anyway.  After a lifetime of this behavior it […]

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Grieving in the Midst of Birthing

I want life to get back to normal. Against our will, we all just left the warm, soothing, familiar comforts of the uterus.  The uterus, representing our old lives before the pandemic, was a life of perceived safety, comfort and predictability.  I say ‘perceived’ because comfort, familiarity, and predictability often get conflated with safety.  As […]

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Take A Deep Breath….

…and slowly let it go….like 4 seconds slow.  Slowing down the exhale signals the parasympathetic nervous system to relax the body. How are you all doing during this global pandemic? If there was ever a time to implement self-care (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual), now would be that time.  And if we can’t go out […]

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Meaning & Purpose…

…are the keys to a happy, fulfilling life.  That’s it.  It’s not fancy and it doesn’t involve acquiring stuff.  Discovering your purpose and finding a path that is meaningful to you is literally ALL YOU NEED to be fulfilled. Happiness, joy, and peace all come in the process of discovering your meaning and purpose. The […]

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Parenting Advice, Maybe…

Because one parent’s experience can be so different from another parent’s, parenting can be a tenuous topic to write about. I, myself, am not out of the woods with my role as a parent.  My son is still in the middle of his adolescence.  So I don’t have that wonderful perspective more experienced parents have […]

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