We are often tempted to compare the full story of our lives with half the story of others’ lives. Upon reaching adulthood, most people have experienced the pressure of keeping up with the Joneses or the longing to belong within a certain social group. The pressure to present ourselves as flawless and put together is […]
Trauma can be a difficult subject to talk about and one of the most gut-wrenching concepts for clients to bring up in session. I wanted to start a trauma series in hopes of bringing some comfort and insight into all that trauma entails in order to empower those to overcome, grow, and jump those hurdles […]
We’ve all heard the saying “parenting should come with a handbook”. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking or saying this, you’re in luck. The number of available books on parenting is numerous. Out of curiosity, I recently did a search on Amazon. The search phrase, “books on parenting” yields hundreds of options including books on […]
When we lose a loved one it is expected that we will go through a period of being sad. We may go through those often discussed “5 states of grief”-denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It may be clean cut and make total sense to those around us. But more often than not, it won’t […]
Body hair, acne, body odor, big feelings and an endless appetite. These are the first words I think of when I recall my teen years. The other thing I remember most about my tween and teen years is how monumental everything felt.
“Just wait until they are a teenager!” Ever hear those words in conversation? I hear these words often in my neighborhood and in social circles and I have to admit this comment always makes my insides twitch just a little.