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 […]

Looking for the Jewel

In seeing Veteran’s recently, they are very concerned over the state of our country.  After seeing a patient recently, I thought of a movie, Jewel of the Nile.  If you saw the movie, you know that the main characters initially think they are looking jewel, small and worth a great deal of money.  What they […]

Attachment and Personality Disorders

I am not a research person, and hope to never be stuck in a lab, but over the years I have come into my own theories.  When I was researching Attachment Disorder early in my career, I continued to have the information in my mind as I began diagnosing related to mental health conditions.  As […]

Helping Your Teen With Anxiety

Human emotions are normal.  We all get anxious, depressed, happy, sad, angry, frustrated, and even manic sometimes.  What we need to learn is to manage emotions as we have them, and to acknowledge them.  So many times, in the past, we have been taught not to acknowledge emotions because it makes us look weak, or […]

Being Responsible

Learning to be responsible can be difficult at times, but it’s important in your quest for happiness.  Being responsible around money, relationships, and healthy habits is as important as self-care when it comes to a better future.  In reading and article today, I had to think about making sacrifices today to make tomorrow better.  I […]

Relationships and Acceptance

All relationships have issues.  No relationship is perfect, and they all take work to maintain.  As much as I would love to believe the Disney Princess fairytales that the royal couples lived happily ever after, I have been a therapist too long to believe the fairytales.  As I think about marriage, and the future, I […]

How to Read People

People are so much more than that what you see in a first glance.  Unfortunately, you can see race, height, the color of someone’s eyes, and how they are dressed.  You can’t see the experience they have.  You can’t see what makes them sad or happy.  You have no idea if they struggle with loss, […]

What’s Happening at Disney World

Posted on August 8, 2018 by in Disney

I was lucky enough to make my way to Disney over the weekend and got to see lots of the new things happening.  From The Studios, to just driving around, there is lots of construction, as The World gets ready for its 50th anniversary in 2021.  There was so much going on, it was hard […]

Moments of Clarity

Do you have moments of clarity?  I define moments of clarity as moments where things make sense.   I don’t get them often, but sometimes I have those moments were the pieces come together and for a moment I understand something I have been pondering.  I try to appreciate those moments, and remember them with […]