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Encouragement To Shine Your Light

This blog is designed to humanize myself as a counselor, offer personal experiences and insights into common problem areas from a counselor’s perspective.

How to fail at New Year’s Resolutions

How to fail at New Year’s Resolutions

The majority of us have made New Year's Resolutions at some point in our lives and very few of us have achieved our goals for change. Most of us think we know how to fail and are searching for how to succeed. What if I told you figuring out how to fail is the key to...

Why Self-compassion is the Key to Happiness

Why Self-compassion is the Key to Happiness

My life has been turned upside down. I am approaching 40 as I embark on a new journey to start over once again. Over the past year my husband has been working in another state and traveling home on weekends. In the beginning I was motivated and self-confident, however...

Finding the middle way

Finding the middle way

Now that the weather has turned colder and darker I am begrudgingly returning to the treadmill at the gym in place of the trails. This morning I was reminded of my constant work toward achieving balance. I try to always choose the treadmill in the middle with a window...

Am I Still Pretty?

Am I Still Pretty?

Am I still pretty? As I reflect on aging, this is a question I try not to ask. I have felt pretty & not so pretty during other life transitions but somehow this feels different. More grey hair, more wrinkles...the list goes on & on! I recently watched a video...

The pain of change

The pain of change

The pain of change. Is there a change that you have been wanting to make but feel stuck? I am currently attempting to make a lifestyle change, which I finally determined was necessary after waking during many mornings with worry. I realized that the worry was more...

Be Yours

Be Yours

Instead of Be Mine this Valentine's Day, what if you decided to Be Yours? What if you promised to be true to you? What if you pronounced your love to you? No more expectations for others to make this day special, but choosing to make it special for you. What do you...

My Love Affair with Wine

My Love Affair with Wine

My Love Affair with Wine. How do I love thee...let me count the ways? As the new year begins it is an opportunity to hit the reset button and realign goals that have fallen out of line with your soul. After all the holiday parties and New Year's Eve celebration, it is...

My Goal to NOT have a Goal

My Goal to NOT have a Goal

How can you possibly learn from doing nothing? The past 6 months of my life have been filled with upheaval and change. My husband received a job offer out of state, I quit my main job in a local private outpatient counseling practice, and we sold our house. Surprise!...

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