Seeing Wellness As A Hierarchy

Wellness is one of the most common things that is mentioned in therapy. It is a term that could be defined as, one’s overall contentment, success, and comfortability in a particular area of life. Wellness is often broken up into different section of our life with a myriad of different breakdowns depending on different therapist, […]


The Love Cycle—Also Known as Grief (The Personal Side)

**Please proceed with caution. Grief is difficult to experience, speak of and even read about. Some of the things mentioned in this blog may be triggering to you and stir up strong emotions. Please make sure you are prepared to read about grief and take some time following reading this to engage in some form […]


The Love Cycle—Also Known as Grief (The Practical Side)

“The cost of love is grief.” I am not sure where I heard this quote, but it has stayed with me for years. I am well-versed in grief—both personally and professionally—so I suspect I heard it from Alan Wolfelt, David Kessler or some other grief expert I study behind hoping to glean kernels of wisdom […]


Why Meditate?

We hear so much about meditation in media. You see the pictures of people sitting criss cross you might wonder what they’re doing or what they are thinking about. Meditation is so much more than just a specific pose and thoughtlessness. Meditation can be beneficial for everyone! There are so many different types of meditation […]


Goal Setting and Problem Solving

When I decided to go back to school several years ago, I sat down and mapped out how I was going to manage it. How many hours I could I work versus how many hours I needed to work to pay bills. Would my job work with me while I went back to school, or […]


Returning (Or Starting) College Life During COVID

This time of year will always be special to me. Attending the University of Central Florida for over 8 years and 3-degree programs, I had many starts to the Fall semester. While most universities follow the same schedule of having a Fall, Spring, and Summer semester system, anyone who goes to higher education institutions will […]


From Surviving to Thriving – The Personal Side

Do you need a laugh? I always do! I read a meme a few months ago that said “2021 is just 2020 with a wig on!” I laughed out loud when I read this and still smile thinking of it. Without talking about any viruses (wink, wink) I think we can all say that we […]


From Surviving to Thriving – The Practical Side

Coping skills, calming strategies, calming techniques, therapists have used many terms over the years to describe how we manage stress. “Coping skills” is the term I heard most in grad school; however, one of my favorite mentors often uses the phrase “calming strategies”… and I have grown to like it.


Nature as a Coping Skill for Kids

We all have seen the difference in more recent generations experiences growing up. Technology has soared like it never has before and grown exponentially between the last couple generations. We also have increased our confinement exceptionally in the last year, kids being in strollers or high chairs or at home cooped up all day due […]


Emotional Regulation

My blog this month is about one of my favorite topics, and it is one of those topics where my clients tend to slump in their seats when I mention it, roll their eyes, stop making eye contact and even sigh in resignation. What is it you ask…drum roll please, Emotional regulation! I love talking […]