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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Disney Cruise Line

Have you ever been on a cruise?  These days, you can take cruises lasting 3 days, to a year, if you purchase a cabin on a world cruise line.  Cruises are relaxing, but very busy.  There is always something to do, and somewhere to be, but the nice thing about it is you don’t have […]

Getting Out Of a Bad Relationship

Getting in and out of relationships is easy at times, and hard at times.  Setting limits in relationships can be harder than either, when it comes to someone that you really care about.  I have said often that people who love each other divorce every day, and I truly believe that.  I have been in […]

My Baby is Driving

Kids grow up.  As a therapist, I know this but as a mother, it takes me by surprise at times.  It is a given that my kids were going to get older, and I know I shouldn’t take that for granted but it happened.  Now, my oldest has her driver’s permit, and she is growing […]