We’ve all been there – we are upset about something – perhaps a fight with our partner, a stressor at work, or someone just cut you off in the car on the way to your local coffee shop. You get in line to order your morning latte and boom! The barista says hello and you can’t help but feel angry at this other human being talking to you. Poor barista!
Our emotions can often overflow in this way. We are humans- full of feelings and sometimes we need a little state shifting to move us from the funk towards feeling and operating more authentically to who we want to be in that situation.
So, what is state shifting? Continue reading “State Shifting”
What comes to mind when we think of a new beginning?
A baby? A new job? A new relationship?
Often, these “things” can bring about a myriad of feelings. Joy, fear, excitement, love, and the list goes on.
Continue reading “New Beginnings”
With Halloween in the rear view mirror, we are beginning to see the signs of the holidays all over – in the mall, in the grocery stores, on television.
For many people the holidays can bring up stress and anxiety. For some, grief may be ever present. Especially if you have lost someone close to you or have relationships that are strained – the holidays – marked by family gatherings can be a sensitive and difficult time of the year.
Continue reading “Holidays and Grief”
Trauma can be big or small. Often times when people hear the word trauma they think of big incidents like 9/11 or a car accident. However, trauma can be “little” as well. Anything from being teased as a child, having a fight with a friend, a harsh word from a parent to a relationship break up. Trauma is like a wound. We go through life getting cuts and scrapes and usually we place some antibiotic cream over the cut, then a bandaid, and the wound heals. However, trauma is like a wound where a foreign object has been inserted inside and no matter how much cream or bandages the wound has – it is unable to fully heal.
Continue reading “Trauma and Stress”
A ray of Light peeking through the clouds
Knowing all that is wrong will be made right
A soul beating
A heart mending
Be still, Hope is coming
As a therapist, I am able to witness the journey of a human heart as it embraces hope. Continue reading “Hope”