I love the breeze and ocean smells as I jog along the coastline. Though the run can be more challenging with sand and wind, it is a joy to be in nature rather than running on the streets. At the beach I feel connected to something greater than myself. It is a time to...Continue reading
Do you ever turn back to old habits and ideas? Do you struggle to move forward towards your dreams and passions? I think we all can answer yes to these questions. I recently learned of the courageous story of Hernando Cortez who led his people to conquer the Aztecs. In 1519, he sailed to...Continue reading
If you have been following the news the past few weeks, you have heard of the unfortunate suicide of those in our local and national community. It is devastating to hear about these tragic deaths. I believe we are all impacted by suicide. Most of us can say we know someone who either has...Continue reading
Anxiety is like an ugly monster hiding in your closet. It is always there waiting to come out. Eventually the monster cracks open the door to peer out. Over time, if we do not acknowledge its presence, it will open the door further and enter into our lives. Often we want to ignore anxiety,...Continue reading
I often talk to clients who wonder if they have experienced a panic attack. Clients describe pain in their chest, shortness of breath, sweating, and dizziness to the point of sending them to the emergency room. They fear that they are experiencing a life-threatening medical concern. Fortunately, for those prone to anxiety, these are...Continue reading
Mother’s Day can be a celebrated day for some and a challenging day for others. For those whose mother has passed away, one may feel grief and sadness over their loss. Mother’s Day is a reminder of what used to be and what no longer is. It can bring with it an array of...Continue reading
When I told my mother that I was in counseling, she said, “Why do you need counseling? What is so wrong that you need to talk to a professional?” I hear these types of comments often. People believe there must be a “big” problem or that they must be “crazy” to need counseling. I am...Continue reading
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