Triggers and Responses

In the comics this morning I read that well-known quote by Charles Swindoll, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.” My first thought was that it could be true all things being equal, but if you have been abused, or if you are highly sensitive then the world is much…

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From Furious to Calm

I showed up at the hospital today in the late afternoon for my vaccine appointment. Today is January 24rd. I had been thinking about it all week, got there early and had put others things I might have done today on the back burner. So when I was told my name didn’t appear in their…

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Women, Food and Feelings

Bodies, Food and Feelings For many people, especially women, their relationships with their bodies and with food become a daily struggle. There is a constant anxiety of living within a body that is deemed unacceptable and with facing food choices several times a day. For some it becomes a game of balances, eating one day…

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Is Luddite a Bad Word?

One definition states that a Luddite is someone who opposes new technology or ways of working. Another states it is typically a derogatory reference for someone seen as hopelessly behind the times. What if one is not opposed to technology but finds it incredibly frustrating to use? What if it causes confusion, waste massive amounts…

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Dumbass Kid?

In the 3rd grade I told a friend that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. It wasn’t long before I realized I couldn’t spell to save my life, so couldn’t possibly be a writer. Letters could not be trusted. They shifted and changed, and words I could spell one day I…

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Experiencing Graditude During Covid

With so many struggling to cope with Covid 19 and the problems it has created in our lives, I think it’s important to acknowledge the things we do have to be grateful for. By acknowledging the positive we shift our attention to hope and resilience, something desperately needed in these challenging times. We have to…

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A Call for Consideration

I feel it is important to stand up for myself and for those that don’t have a voice. It could be children, animals or nature.  When I see someone’s inconsideration, destruction or cruelty, I feel a surge of heat through my body, and I have to say something to address it. Taking a walk at…

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Welcome

Therapy for Adults, Couples and Families Therapy for Children and Teens Effective Parenting Strategies Welcome to my web site Thank you for visiting my web site. Please take a few moments to review what I have to offer and see if it’s a match for you. You can learn about my background, experience and personal…

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