5 tips To Keep the Holiday Cheer

As promised, here is the follow up from the last post on Holiday Blues. There are active steps that you can take to help this season be a bit more merry and bright for you. Try the tips below and hopefully you will find some holiday cheer this year! 5 tips To Keep the Holiday Cheer 1.   Take a Moment...[ read more ]

I Am A Warrior

I am a warrior.  I am proud to be one, but on December 13, 2013 the circumstances at Arapahoe High School were nothing to feel proud about.  It was senseless violence, in a school...again.  Understanding what happened and why will be unfolding over the months ahead, but for now, this event brings up a good topic for everyone to consider: ...[ read more ]


Did you make resolutions this year? Do you begin the new year with a sense that things are starting anew and there are new goals to be made and adventures to plan? Most people report a sense of thinking about the new year for new possibilities, resolutions or not. No matter what you resolve to do, remember these 4 truths...[ read more ]

3 Reasons To Try EMDR Therapy

Stress. Anxiety. Trouble sleeping. What do you do when you or someone you love experiences these symptoms?  Do you seek out counseling or psychotherapy?  Try to exercise more? Just try to have a positive attitude and hope to feel better?  Sometimes more is needed.  Consider EMDR.  If you don't know what else is out there, how will you know what...[ read more ]

Music As Therapy

Have you ever heard a song that makes you cry?  Makes you mad?  Makes you happy?  Music can be therapeutic.  It can be cathartic and help someone express feelings that they need to feel.  But it can also help shift a mood or inspire someone to continue on a path or to set new goals for their life. Using Music...[ read more ]

4 Myths About Grief and Loss

Myth #1  There is a time-limit for grieving. Grieving is often defined by time.  Employers may offer time off for awhile, many people will talk about grieving for a year, or even less.  The truth is that the loss of a loved one or any other significant loss may result in grieving for a long time.  In fact, most people...[ read more ]

3 Tips for the Adoption Process

3 Tips for the Adoption Process I am asked frequently about the process of adoption.  It is such an exciting journey, but it can also be overwhelming, intimidating and full of paperwork.  It is not easy to navigate the details and the emotional twists and turns in the process of adoption, but here are a few tips to help you...[ read more ]

7 Secrets to Self Care

Seven Secrets to Self-Care Self-care: easier said than done! Most people know about it, know that it is important, but many struggle with implementing it into their lives. Each week as I sit with people, I find myself encouraging self-care to improve mental and emotional health. So, I decided to compile a list here of things that may help jump...[ read more ]

4 keys to Anxiety Management

Anxiety. Just the word can bring a little flutter to the stomach or make the heart beat a little faster. Most of us don’t like to   experience anxiety. Our bodies and minds can seem to be on overload when it is happening and for many they experience panic attacks as well. The good news is that there are many ways...[ read more ]

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