It Takes a Village

I recently got to see that having help and support makes things happen.  I have a small dog.  A Yorkie, named Milo, and he likes to go.  He nips at us when we try to leave the house, and barks when he knows that he is being left behind.  He doesn’t like being left behind, […]

When Things Don’t Go Well

I am generally optimistic.  I pride myself on the ability to see good is most things, and to find the positive in the negative.  When I work with patients, I can provide a new perspective when people talk about issues.  Part of treatment is changing patterns, including thinking and self-talk patters.  One of the hardest […]

Disney Has Issues Too

I enjoy coming to Disney for lots of reasons, but I have to admit that my last couple trips have been riddled with issues.  I recently stayed at Bay Lake Tower and The Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, and experienced issues with room readiness, transportation, technical issues, and long lines at the hotel quick service […]

2018 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

It’s that time of year again.  The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is on, and as tasty as ever.  There are new additions, and some festival favorites, and something for everyone.  This weekend was my first weekend, but it has been in full swing for a couple weeks already.  There is so much to experience, […]

Hurricane Florence

I was watching the news tonight, including coverage of the hurricane that is starting to batter the Carolinas.  This time last year we were recovering from hurricane Irma, and Puerto Rico was bracing for Maria.  If you have never been through a hurricane, the anticipation is worse than the event, at times.  But make no […]

Reliving Trauma

On this, the eve of 9/11, there are many people who will remember tomorrow with sorrow and pain.   From our first responders to people who witnessed the events that changed our country (again), September 11th brings up many memories of the events that unfolded the day that planes were used to cause damage and […]

Overcoming Mental Health Issues

Living with mental health issues is hard.  At times the issues can overwhelm your life, keeping you isolated and lonely.  At other times, it can make risky situations worse causing other problems that need to be managed.  In my years as a therapist, I have worked with people struggling with so many mental health issues, […]

Entitlement

Have you ever heard the term “Entitlement”?  It’s a term that has been tossed around often recently to describe upcoming generations.  According to Webster, it means “belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges”.  Let’s explore that for a moment, and I would like to argue that entitlement is learned, and not […]