Finding Purpose

As much as I hate having to get up every morning and go to work, there is a reason.  Although some might disagree, I believe that I can help others and I have watched people go from struggling to living over my career.  It’s a privilege to watch my patients transform and I am honored […]

Christmas at Disney World

As you all know, Disney World is my favorite place, but around the holidays, I love it even more.  After putting up my Holiday decorations, I have even more respect for the people who decorate the parks and resorts at Disney.  I am moving boxes, and putting up trees, but they are moving tons (quite […]

Depression and the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, and the holidays are around the corner.  Over the last week, I watched people start decorating their homes for the season.  The lights and the decorations are beautiful, and make me smile more than presents at this time of year.  There are shoppers already in the malls, getting presents […]

Thanksgiving and Family

It’s the holiday season once again, and as I work with patients preparing to see family, it’s clear that holidays and family sometimes don’t really mix.  I must admit that I am very lucky to have a close family that generally gets along, even on holidays.  As I talk with other people, friends and patients […]

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

I was lucky enough to visit my happy place over the weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to the All Star Sports resort.  The All Star Sports is a value resort at Walt Disney World.  It is in the Animal Kingdom resort area, and is the first resort you come to in […]

The Holidays

It’s that time of year again, and people are preparing for visits from family, getting ready for shopping, and struggling with grief as they celebrate for the first season without a loved one.  Some people love the holidays, and some would just like to fall asleep and wake up in January.  For many, the holidays […]

Fighting Injustice

Many of my patients are struggling with multiple mental health issues.  They struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma issues, paranoia, and so much more, but it’s also very common for my patients to be struggling with problems related to services.   Many times, they have been other places for help, and feel that they have been […]

Adjustment to Medical Issues

Adjustment Disorders are listed in the diagnostic manual for mental health disorders, and generally address emotional responses to events.  They can be in response to trauma and can be identified by the development of depression and anxiety or other mental health issues.  Adjustment disorders generally don’t last long term, and if they do, the practitioner […]

Disney World Under Construction

I made it “home” this past weekend, to see my happy place once again.  The Food and Wine Festival is still going strong, and I attended Sister Hazel at the American Pavilion, after they stepped in for Smashed Mouth due to illness.  The weather was very nice initially, but got warmer, so yes it’s still […]

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is still alive and well in our country.  The recent events around the swearing in of the newly appointment justice shines the light again on the fact that there is still an understanding that harassing others is okay, as long as you are in power and have enough power to overcome accusations.  With […]