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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.

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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