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 […]

There is Nothing Like the Beach

I have always loved the water.  I remember swimming every chance I got as a kid, but in high school I remember sitting on the beach of Lake Michigan watching the water and the sunset when I could.  Sitting there, I could think about anything, process anything, and plan the future I thought I would […]

Managing Change

Change happens.  Just like death and taxes, change happens, weather you plan for it or not.  Things at home can change, and things at work can change.  Changes happen in family issues, and even with simple things like going to the grocery store.  Knowing that things will change can help you plan for how to […]

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 […]