3 Ways to Quickly Lower Anxiety

3 Ways to Quickly Lower Anxiety It's 30 minutes before you have to talk in front of a group of 40 people.  Nothing fancy, you are just standing up, stating your name, and giving a brief description of why you are here.  Well if it's not so fancy, then why is your heart pounding out... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Decrease Frustration When Things Don’t Go Your Way

We've all been there.  You make plans, you set an appointment, you set aside time for a certain thing and then CRAP! The thing doesn't happen.  The friend cancels, the appointment get rescheduled, something got miscommunicated and you are left hanging.   Annoyance might engulf you.  Perhaps frustration, sadness, anger, or even rage depending on how... Continue Reading →

Grieving The Loss of An Icon

Greetings Fam! The death of beloved basketball icon, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and all of those involved in the helicopter crash, has shocked and caused grief among many all over the world.  Grief is a multi-dimension response to loss.  No one in this world is exempt from suffering and no one is exempt from... Continue Reading →

Issues Addressed In Therapy

Hey fam!  I am so thankful that people are increasingly more willing to go to therapy.  Yet we understand that there is still a great deal of stigma around and misconceptions about what gets addressed in therapy.  The short answer is ANY and EVERYTHING. No topic is off the table in therapy.  You get to... Continue Reading →

Types of Therapy

Hey Fam! If you are still thinking about starting therapy, this post is for you!  There are many types of therapies and therapists.  It is important that you find the right fit for both.  I am a person centered therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy.  I also pull from process-oriented and insight-oriented approaches.  Here are... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Therapy

Hey fam!  Many of you are thinking, "Should I go to therapy this year?"  If you are even thinking that question, the answer is probably a resounding Yes!  Therapy is absolutely amazing and absolutely beneficial.  And I will be honest, therapy is NO walk in the park.  Therapy is WORK.  You are sitting with your... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!!

Peace and blessings fam! Happy New Year!  Welcome to all of my new followers! I want to thank everyone who has been on this mental wellness journey with me through 2019.  We had some ups and downs didn't we?  I am looking forward to continuously providing you mental health tools and tips in the form... Continue Reading →

Reflections 2019

So, I haven't actually posted on my blog since the Summer.  Grrrrr….in trying to assess why that might be, I've identified a couple of reasons: It's quicker to post on Instagram I'm still a recovering perfectionist and get caught up on the "right" things to post (The realest reason) I realized that people actually read... Continue Reading →

Stuck

*Transparency Alert* I've been on this transparency kick right, about my feelings, my process or whatever.  My hope is that if I am vulnerable with parts of my experience others will feel more inclined and less fearful about their own journey toward vulnerability.  As a perfectionist, with a learned behavior of dismissing feelings, I honestly... Continue Reading →

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