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 […]

Managing Anxiety and The Empty Nest

I generally do a good job managing my own anxiety, but that all changes with certain events.  It’s summer, and my kids have been going up to visit family in Michigan during the summer, and they left over the weekend.  This is their third year going to visit, and since they lived there prior, they […]

Managing Disappointment

We all have dreams and goals.  We work hard to try to see those dreams come to life and try to believe in something we can’t see.  We plan, research, and hope, but sometimes dreams get interrupted.  That’s when we have to regroup and redefine our goals and dreams.  In working with people, I have […]

For My Mom

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Family

Today is Mother’s Day, and for many it is a blessing, and a curse.  I’m am lucky to have my mother still with me.  She has been strong and supportive throughout my life, and I am so thankful for all the things that she taught me.  My mom wore many hats, just like I do […]

Overcoming Traumatic Events

We have talked about trauma before, but so many of my patients struggle with trauma issues.  Trauma can as simple as a car accident, to the loss of a loved one, to sexual or physical assault.  Trauma events are experienced differently, and what might be traumatic for one person, might not be traumatic for someone […]

Take Time to Enjoy Family

Things today get crazy.  With so many events and responsibilities pulling at our time, sometimes it’s hard to remember to prioritize the more important things.  I know I struggle with the hats that I wear.  Sometimes, it’s hard to divide time to make sure that I care for myself, and my family.  As I talk […]