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...
Gratitude- Moving Beyond Thankfulness

Gratitude- Moving Beyond Thankfulness

In a season where we are reminded to give thanks, I wonder how different it would be if we strived for gratitude.  PositivePsychology.com shares a quote from Emmons & Crumpler that states gratitude “has been conceptualized as an emotion, a virtue, a moral...
Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

The Relationship with Yourself

Maybe you’ve heard the quote “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” This is a powerful concept, and I wonder how many of us think about the relationship with ourselves when we analyze our lives and the people in them....

Normalizing Mental Health Care

There are a lot of different kinds of stigma. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. There is still a lot of stigma attached to mental health concerns, even though it is very common for people to experience...
Finding Balance in Nature

Finding Balance in Nature

The impact of stress is something everyone is familiar with, and all of us need to take care of ourselves in order to maintain healthy levels. When we feel balanced, stress can actually be helpful for motivating us and providing us with the energy to complete a...