Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!

My dad always wanted a boy. I’ve been aware of this fact my entire life.  Maybe it’s the reason I’m a tomboy. It certainly isn’t a coincidence that I play tennis, like my dad does. I went to Michigan (Go Blue) which was his dream. He actually came to class with me more than once!! […]

Emotional Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Self Esteem, Support, Teenagers

June 18, 2020

My Dad Always Wanted a Boy

Let’s talk truth. What’s your definition of toxic? I initially think of chemicals. But there’s emotional toxicity, too. We’ve all dealt with people who blame and deflect instead of just taking responsibility and apologizing. I have someone who makes this into an art form, to the point that I question myself. Bottom line: I know […]

Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Support

June 4, 2020

Let’s Talk Truth…Emotional Toxicity

As a parent, few things in life matter as much as the health and well-being of your child. While dedicating time and energy to supporting their physical health is important, it is equally crucial to spend time nurturing their emotional and psychological health. The emotions children experience in their early developmental years lay the foundation […]

Children, Emotional Health

April 12, 2017

Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids: 6 Guidelines

In order to give yourself the best shot at happiness and success in the coming year, it’s important to stay level and grounded. As your online mental health counselor, I’m here to help you. In honor of the New Year, I’ve put together a few simple tips and suggestions to help you stay grounded. What […]

Emotional Health, Mental Health, Mindset

December 23, 2016

7 Ways To Ground Yourself

We live in a world with literally billions of people – people of countless different cultures, religions, beliefs, values, and experiences. In my opinion, this diversity is something to celebrate. Every time we interact with someone from a different background, we have the opportunity to stretch, grow, and expand our own personal experiences. Unfortunately, not […]

Emotional Health, Mindset

November 11, 2016

November 16th: International Day of Tolerance

Varying emotions and violent mood swings are a natural symptom of many psychological challenges. You may feel happy and calm one minute, only to be swept up in an overwhelming wave of anxiety or depression the next. Navigating these vastly different emotions can be challenging on a personal level, but it can also seriously impact […]

Emotional Health, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindset

August 1, 2016

5 Secrets For Balancing Your Emotions

In the United States, it is culturally unacceptable (or at the very least, frowned upon) for men to cry. Men who outwardly display too much emotion, especially vulnerable emotions such as sadness or fear, are traditionally viewed as weak and unmasculine. However, the fact is that men are emotional beings too, and men who stuff […]

Children, Divorce, Emotional Health, Relationships

June 15, 2016

Emotional Support For Dads

January 1st, 2016 marks the beginning of a brand new year filled with endless possibilities. It’s a chance to let go of all the trials and challenges of the past, a chance to embrace the excitement that the new year will bring. The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to start fresh. […]

Emotional Health

December 29, 2015

11 New Year’s Resolutions To Improve Mental Health

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many of us scroll through our news feeds every morning when we wake up, every night before we go to sleep, and countless other times throughout the day. We publish status updates and tweets so our friends and acquaintances (and anyone else, really) can […]

Emotional Health

November 13, 2015

What Do Your Social Media Habits Say About You?

When you hear the words “emotional wellness,” what do you think of? We all define emotional wellness a little differently, but for the most part, we can all agree that people who with emotional wellness are happy, content, optimistic, and grounded. These people don’t feel the need to turn to food, alcohol, drugs, or relationships […]

Emotional Health

October 29, 2015

7 Tips To Improve Emotional Wellness

When you hear the words “emotional wellness,” what do you think of? We all define emotional wellness a little differently, but for the most part, we can all agree that people who with emotional wellness are happy, content, optimistic, and grounded. These people don’t feel the need to turn to food, alcohol, drugs, or relationships […]

Emotional Health

October 29, 2015

7 Tips To Improve Emotional Wellness