Do you have “Shiny Penny Syndrome?”

Do you have “Shiny Penny Syndrome?”

This is not an actual syndrome by the way so don’t freak out! It’s something I made up to describe my clients (and me!) when I/we get distracted by everything shiny that floats by, which stops us from accomplishing anything. For example, do you get overwhelmed by all...
Asking the Big Questions this New Year’s

Asking the Big Questions this New Year’s

I’m writing this new post fresh off of our holiday break and I thought I would take the time to not only ask myself some big questions but also to put it out to you all as well. I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions because I’ve learned over the years that our...
A New Place Doesn’t Mean a New You

A New Place Doesn’t Mean a New You

  I admit it. I’ve moved a crap ton in my life. I grew up in a county not far from here and left home at the ripe old age of 18 years old, ready or not! I began moving every few years with the longest amount of time at any address being 6 years. I’ve lived out...
Moving On After Abuse: Is your Ex a 1%’er?

Moving On After Abuse: Is your Ex a 1%’er?

By now, most of you know my story: I grew up in an abusive household and I re-created it by marrying someone whose behaviors felt very familiar to me (my dad’s); I accepted a lot of abusive activity because of this. What most of you don’t know is that my ex is what I...
It’s All In Your Mind!

It’s All In Your Mind!

I just came back from a three-day intensive workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida focused on improving your Mindset. It was hosted by Fabienne Frederickson, owner of www.boldheart.com, spiritual healer and business coach. As someone who’s learned over the years that the...
3 Quick Tips To Ease Anxiety In The Moment

3 Quick Tips To Ease Anxiety In The Moment

You know the feeling all too well: shortness of breath, a feeling of pressure on your chest, maybe your arm is tingly or your face and neck are hot and red. It’s the dreaded anxiety attack that always seems to come from out of nowhere and at the worst possible times,...
You: The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

You: The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Did you know that the holidays are considered the most stressful time of the year for women? I think most of us who are parents especially, understand why this is … Merry Stressmas I always say! While women in our society are making great strides as we achieve more...
How to Use Our Client Portal

How to Use Our Client Portal

As our world is transitioning to an electronic one, a new feature we’re excited to add to our customer service package is our super easy ability to schedule a counseling appointment online. It’s easy, can be accessed any time day or night, and doesn’t require you to...
Getting Past the Fear

Getting Past the Fear

You know what I’m talking about: the dreaded monster-under- the-bed, the skeleton in the closet – FEAR! We’re all familiar with that panic-y, hard time catching our breath, am I gonna die feeling! It’s there for a reason to protect us but really, what does it do? Fear...
How to Know if Therapy Will Work for You?

How to Know if Therapy Will Work for You?

This is the biggest question I hear from my new clients … “I just want to feel better but I don’t know if therapy will work for me.” This is also a highly googled question, when I searched for it I discovered over 25 million results!  I enjoyed this article in the...
Women Need Connection to Heal

Women Need Connection to Heal

Do you remember when you were a little girl and your friends were your whole life? Do you remember playing Barbie or Polly Pocket, or Matchbox cars with your friends? How much fun you had giggling and making up stories about your figurines … perhaps you played...
What To Do When Your World Is Turned Upside Down: Cancer

What To Do When Your World Is Turned Upside Down: Cancer

  I’ll never forget the day I was told I had abnormal cancerous cells in my body and I needed to have a biopsy done immediately: the C word. I was 26, living by myself in a city I’d just moved to and it felt like my world had just tilted on an axis. I’ll never...
Taking the Long Way Around

Taking the Long Way Around

That phrase has always struck me as being completely and utterly representative of my life.  Ironic considering I was raised in a strict religious family which meant that your path was pre-determined and designated based on their religious expectations and your gender...
Tips for Raising Confident Daughters

Tips for Raising Confident Daughters

Everyone knows how difficult parenting is and sometimes we really don’t know what we’re doing! Raising daughters in this social media driven society has extra layers of “stuff” we need to sort through which could contribute to you feeling overwhelmed, lost, frustrated...
In the Aftermath of a National Tragedy: Healing the Pain

In the Aftermath of a National Tragedy: Healing the Pain

In recent years, our nation and communities have suffered great losses from senseless acts of violence, hate crimes, mass shootings, domestic violence, etc.  Each of us are touched by pain and loss on a regular basis even if we haven’t lost someone as violently and...
Home Court Advantage:  Who’s Your Tribe?

Home Court Advantage: Who’s Your Tribe?

As we ascend into the holiday season, some of us are filled with dread as we anticipate close quarters with family members and friends. Not all family members & friends of course, but certain ones (you know the ones I’m talking about!) The aunt who asks you how...
Life after a Divorce: Picking up the Pieces

Life after a Divorce: Picking up the Pieces

One of the most difficult times you may experience in your life is when you find yourself going through the dreaded D word: divorce. It’s not something you ever imagined would happen to you: the pain can be excruciating! Picking up the pieces of your blown up life can...
Your New Super Power: Emotional Regulation

Your New Super Power: Emotional Regulation

Have you ever met another woman who seems to always have it together? Does she appear to be calm, cool and collected during those moments when your heart is beating out of your chest and you feel like you can’t breathe? Do you wonder how on EARTH does she do it? Well,...
#whyIstayed: Why I Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

#whyIstayed: Why I Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

With all the media coverage on domestic violence and the recent Twitter campaign entitled #whyIstayed where thousands of abuse survivors shared their “why,” I thought now was the right time to share a bit of my own story. I grew up in a family where abuse was normal,...