A lot of people assume that as a Psychologist, everyone in my world supports my passion for changing the way the world views mental health. I wish! There are many who just don’t believe in Psychology – even in my world. But that doesn’t stop me from being me. It doesn’t stop me from having […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Ideas, Inspiration, Mindset, My Journey

May 12, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

mental health awareness

Leaving Michigan to start my life with Jim was a no brainer … but that doesn’t at all mean that it was easy. To this day, it’s one of the most difficult things I’ve gone through in life. And Denver with Jim was amazing… but it was his city, not mine. Truly a MAJOR adjustment. I […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Ideas, Inspiration, Mindset, My Journey

April 21, 2022

Feels Like Home

After Jim passed away, I found myself constantly saying “This sucks!” When people asked how I was doing. When people talked about their upcoming events. It was my unwanted mantra – This sucks! I couldn’t envision smiling again let alone being happy. I questioned everything, and at some point I made the decision to embrace […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Grieving, Ideas, Inspiration, Mindset, My Journey

April 7, 2022

The Art of Embracing the Suck

The Art of Embracing The Suck

“Only 2% of widows and 20% of widowers will ever remarry after losing their partner.” There’s no right or wrong time to date again, although the world certainly has its opinions… “Too soon!”,  or in my case,  “What’s taking her so long?” Let me tell you something: It’s not gonna happen. I don’t think most […]

Blog, Grieving

March 24, 2022

The Truth About Dating, and NOT Dating, As A Widow

Widow Dating

“There are 700,000 new widows a year In America – and that’s a pre pandemic number!” The W Word. The club we never ever asked to join. The loss of the future we planned. Starting over. Finding our new (widowed) self. Being a widow is absolutely devastating. That doesn’t even begin to describe it, though. […]

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

February 24, 2022

The Top 3 Reasons Why Widowhood Feels More Crushing Than You Ever Imagined

Widowhood

As a psychologist, grief expert and widow, I get a lot of questions about grief and depression – both from individuals dealing with loss, as well as friends and family members with loved ones dealing with a loss. Common questions include: “Is this more of a reaction to grief, or is this crossing over into […]

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

January 27, 2022

Grief vs Depression

Grief vs Depression

When you’ve experienced significant loss, it can feel like your world has exploded into a million pieces. It may feel like your world is out of control, and putting the pieces back together is impossible. I am here to tell you from experience that it IS possible. You can take control of your healing journey, […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Support, The Be Ruthless Show

October 21, 2021

Grief and Healing

Mental Health Awareness Week – October 3-9 2021 World Mental Health Day 2021 – October 10, 2021 Living with a mental illness can feel isolating, overwhelming, and exhausting, especially without helpful resources, a supportive tribe, and the proper guidance showing you how you can thrive with your illness.  In celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindset, The Be Ruthless Show

October 7, 2021

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Important person for life and business advice How often do you change your plans based on other people’s opinions? Even if you’re really excited about the plan and you really believe in it?  Whilst advice can help you make better life and business choices, it’s important to know when you should follow somebody else’s advice […]

Anxiety, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, PTSD, Support, The Be Ruthless Show, Uncategorized

August 26, 2021

The Most Important Person You Should Go To For Life And Business Advice

The most important person you should go to for life and business advice

From living with an invisible chronic illness to using mindfulness tools to navigate anxiety and painful triggers, these inspiring stories will leave you feeling less alone and more confident to be you, without fear of judgment. Mourning the Life That Was, An Episode Honoring Chronic Illness Grief doesn’t look the same for everyone.  Most people […]

Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Grieving, Mental Health, Self Esteem, Stress, Support, The Be Ruthless Show

August 12, 2021

Mourning the Life That Was and Why Mindfulness Matters, 2 Beautiful Episodes You Are Going to Love!

I’ve always watched the NFL Draft.  I have spreadsheets and color coated graphs and it’s like a mini holiday in my sports filled world.  (You should see me on the day the schedules get released 😂 That’s a whole nother colorful mess!!) So this year wasn’t any different…. until it was completely different!  It’s usually […]

Depression, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness

June 3, 2021

Let’s use our voices. Let’s do our part!

If you know me at all, you know that Dallas and Sassy are my babies. My everything. Well my poor little Sass had to get her shots on May 27, which I hate. She’s always been sensitive and after just getting my 2nd COVID vaccine the week before…. I have a whole new level of […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Inspiration, Mental Health, My Journey, Pets, Therapy

May 2, 2021

Things we do for our fur babies!

If you know me at all, you know that Dallas and Sassy are my babies. My everything. Well my poor little Sass had to get her shots on May 27, which I hate. She’s always been sensitive and after just getting my 2nd COVID vaccine the week before…. I have a whole new level of […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Inspiration, Mental Health, My Journey, Pets, Therapy

May 2, 2021

Things we do for our fur babies!