Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

In the weeks since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I have struggled with my own grief and fear and held space for clients while they do the same. I felt physically ill reading and watching the heartbreaking stories of the nineteen beautiful...
Minnesota May

Minnesota May

This year, we find ourselves adjusting to changes that happen just before warmer weather and longer days materialize, as the school year winds down and we prepare for increased time spent in the great outdoors. I acknowledge there have been many years that have tried...
A New Look On Stress

A New Look On Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and the past two years have certainly exposed people to new levels of stress.  There are several definitions of stress, however most people understand it as an abstract concept or idea.  Stress effects your body, thoughts,...

Parenting More Intentionally

As a therapist and mother, I believe that all parents long to feel more deeply connected to their child and that can seem so difficult at times. Parenting is the only job in the world that is unpaid, amazing, rewarding and challenging all at the same. In fact, a lot...
Family Estrangement

Family Estrangement

There is a widely circulated news story that I frequently come across this time of year. It begins with a holiday invitation text sent by a grandmother. The intended recipient was the woman’s grandson, although she inadvertently sent the invitation to the wrong number...