Dealing with the Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

November 29, 2018 I don’t know about you, but I am not a big fan of winter.  Sure, I love the beautiful snow, the cheerful spirit around the holidays, and warming up next to a toasty warm fire. But after that, then what?  By the beginning of January, I can personally feel the effects of …

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It’s time to Find your Purpose…

Welcome to Find your Purpose… I’m so excited to share my very first issue of Find your Purpose – a newsletter where I will share some of my thoughts and helpful tips on life’s challenges.  Find your Purpose will cover issues we all struggle with, including: Mindfulness Understanding energy Fine tuning your intuitive skills Holistic approaches to treating …

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I Get To!

Sometimes I find myself feeling overwhelmed at everything I have to do. Maybe some of you feel similarly. There is no doubt that life is much busier and fuller than it was 50 years ago. We have so much to juggle, and it seems like the “To Do” list is never-ending.   My Ah-ha moment …

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There must be a reason…

Have you faced challenges and wondered why things were happening the way they are? Looking for meaning is helpful, but we need to know the right direction so we do not get stuck.

What Judgment Has Taught Me

As a therapist, it is imperative that we create an open, accepting and judgment-free space for clients to explore themselves and heal. Doing this comes naturally and easily to me. I have gone through so many different experiences in my life, and that has given me the insight and knowledge to know that judging is …

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Mistakes

I don’t know about you, but I used to hate making mistakes! I remember when I was young, I wanted to please my parents, teachers, and friends. I equated approval from others as a measure of self-worth. The last thing I wanted to do was let someone down – for two reasons. First, I didn’t …

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The Power of Clarity

When I thought about starting my YouTube channel, it made sense, to begin with, teachings on the Victim Triangle. You see, that was where my growth work really began. When I started therapy some years ago, I thought I had a handle on who I was and felt pretty self-aware. What I wanted to focus …

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The Gift of Regret

We live in a world where sayings and quotes become mantras with meaning. “Live life with no regrets.” One of the more popular expressions, and even more so these days in a time that embraces growth and spirituality. It sounds great, doesn’t it? It rolls off the tongue so easily and if you say it …

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Popcorn Picnics

When I was 5 years old, my Dad was diagnosed with Cancer of the Colon. He was a doctor with the American Medical Association and the primary bread winner in our home. So, you can imagine that when he was no longer able to work, finances were extremely tight. My mom went to work part …

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Sometimes I hate “sitting” with my feelings!

Lately, I have found that I really dislike going to therapy. My therapist is really pissing me off! She is telling me things like, “You need to sit with this…” or when I say, “What should I do?”, she responds with some bullshit like, “I don’t think there is anything for you to do other …

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