July is Bereaved Parents Month–and my guess is that you don’t even know. Because there’s little to no support available for grieving parents. There’s little support available for people grieving, period. And the support that is available doesn’t meet people’s needs according to their own reports, and it’s not provided for them. Rather, it’s their […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Support

July 10, 2023

Bereaved Parents Month: How Can We Provide Better Support for Bereaved Parents and for All People Grieving?

June 26th was International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Since the month of June is also PTSD Awareness Month, let’s talk about PTSD and drug use.    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life-altering diagnosis. You probably think of veterans when you hear the term. But PTSD is more common than you think, […]

Addiction, Disorders, Emotional Health, Mental Health, PTSD, Stress, Substance Abuse

June 27, 2023

PTSD and Drug Use: Let’s Rethink Our Approach

When someone enters a medical setting, they’re usually in an emotionally vulnerable place. After all, no one is seeing a doctor purely for the fun of it. So why is it that most medical practices seem to ignore the emotional and mental state of their patients? Is this really the best that we can do?  […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Illness, Mindset, Support, Therapy

June 12, 2023

Mental Health in Medical Settings: Why Do Medical Providers Ignore Patients’ Emotional Health?

We’re closing out Mental Health Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop focusing on your mental health. You can continue to create a lifestyle that prioritizes emotional health and wellness.    For many people, the summer months include changes to daily  schedules and routines.  A lot of people take the summer off […]

Depression, Emotional Health, Ideas, Mental Health, Mindset

May 31, 2023

How to Adapt Your Mental Health Habits for the Seasons

I spent almost 45 years of my life being told that I’m too sensitive and that my dreams were too big – by the people who matter the most to me.   It was so much a part of my life that I just got used to it…. even after I moved from Michigan to […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Support

May 16, 2023

Who Do You Share Your Dreams With?

  It Has been A month! I feel like that applies to so many different times throughout life  Things were moving along in the best direction. For the first time since losing Jim truthfully. And out of nowhere, like it does, life happened. And – also like it does, all sorts of things started happening at the same time. Because […]

Blog, Grieving, Mental Health, Support

April 27, 2023

My Month of Moments

I’ll always talk about Jim. He’s part of me. He’s part of everything I do. So anyone who thinks talking about him might upset me – PLEASE talk about him. NOT talking him is what is upsetting. He’s also connected to my career in so many ways… My first job “in the field” was at The […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Support, Uncategorized

March 21, 2023

Always Part of My Everything

So many of my clients are going through similar things. At the same time. But they don’t know it because most suffer silently. Feeling alone. We allow the noise in this world to confuse us. To tell us things like boys don’t cry and girls can’t play football. Pardon my language, but it’s bullshit!! Major bullshit. And it […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Support

March 6, 2023

Avoid the Noise

My Thoughts About The Chaos in This World. Life was hard enough growing up 40+ years ago without technology and social media and today’s problems. I’ve lived with anxiety my entire life – even when I didn’t know that’s what it was! And that was without the issues we see today. Todays kids amaze me. […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Support, Therapy

February 16, 2023

Today We Are All Spartans

I overheard two teens talking while I was in line picking up a prescription.  I rarely stop and go in. Let’s be real, the drive thru is easier. That day, for some reason, I decided to go in.    I don’t believe in coincidences, by the way. I believe in the universe –   So, […]

Anxiety, Blog, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mindset, Relationships, Support

January 30, 2023

Overheard in The Aisles

WHAT A WEEK!!  What a football week. One of the things Jim and I instantly connected over was our mutual loveof sports. Especially our mutual love of football. Our wedding tables were named in honor of our hometown teams…. Jim wasn’t allowing a Cowboys anything at our wedding 😂  So football without Jim was difficult… for a long […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Support

January 12, 2023

What a week!!

Today is FIVE years… FIVE years. It doesn’t seem possible. It still feels like I lost you just yesterday – but a lifetime has happened in these five years. It’s longer than our time time together after reuniting…. To be clear: This is not the anniversary I want to be celebrating.  2022 has been an extremely difficult time […]

Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Letters, Mindset, My Journey, Pets, podcast, The Be Ruthless Show

December 27, 2022

Today is FIVE years…