I wrote this piece recently and it was picked up and published on TinyBuddha.com – I LOVE their site, I am honored to be included. To read my tips and approaches on what to do or how to best comfort someone when they are grieving check out the full article HERE Thank you for stopping […]

Grieving, Ideas, Media, Mental Health

September 17, 2020

How to Best Comfort Someone Who is Grieving – Published on Tiny Buddha

Conversation with my dad… My dad recently asked me about some of Jim’s “closest” friends, and I responded by discussing how grief teaches you who your true friends are. There are people we weren’t the closest with…people who we didn’t talk to regularly, but who now check in on me at least once a week. […]

Grieving, Mental Health, My Journey, Relationships

August 26, 2020

Grief Teaches You Who Your True Friends Are

Domestic violence, like mental illness, isn’t discussed enough. We need to have open, honest dialogues and break the stigmas and silence! Domestic violence reports are on the rise throughout the US since Covid as people’s routines and lives have been so disrupted. Society/employers/government need to do more for the people struggling. It’s important to be aware […]

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, PTSD, Relationships, Support, Therapy

August 19, 2020

Domestic Violence Resources and 2020 Update

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!

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

Losing a spouse is traumatic. A tragedy. Losing a spouse unexpectedly has been, let me be honest with you…complete hell. Jim passed at the end of 2017. I’ve been surviving in the house we bought together since. I’m now taking the bold next steps, (oh my god am I really ready to step forward into […]

Anxiety, Grieving, Mental Health, Mindset, Quarantine, Support, Teenagers

May 10, 2020

High School Seniors Need to Grieve

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of medical doctors, mental health professionals, drug treatment counselors and many more people across our society, we are all moving towards a brighter future of comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment. Working with a huge number of clients from all walks of life over the years, I’ve come to realize […]

Addiction, Mental Health

December 19, 2018

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Are you feeling sad all the time with no understanding as to why? Have you wondered why you often feel low on energy or like there’s no purpose for the future? These are potential everyday symptoms that can be caused by mental health issues. This is an important issue that many people don’t stop to […]

Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindset

November 26, 2018

Tips and Tricks To Hack Mental Health

5 Reasons To Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health The human brain is the foundation of everything that we value. The people that we love, the experiences that we cherish, the sensations that we enjoy so much—it all comes back to the brain. Why then, does our culture have such a problem with talking openly and […]

Mental Health, Support

October 9, 2018

5 Reasons To Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health

The fate of our future rests on our children’s shoulders. That seems like a lot of responsibility to place on kids, but it’s true. As the next generation, the future of our world will depend on the type of environment our children create. As parents, it goes without saying that we should do everything we […]

Children, Mental Health, Mental Illness

May 2, 2017

Mental Illness In Children: 17 Potential Warning Signs

If you’re like most students, college will probably feel like a bit of an emotional roller coaster. You may experience fear and anxiety about leaving home for the first time, nervousness at the prospect of meeting countless new people, and uncertainty about what academic challenges lie ahead. Eventually, you’ll get comfortable in your new environment. […]

Mental Health

April 20, 2017

The College Student’s Guide To Caring For Mental Health

Maintaining a positive self-image and strong mental health can be challenging for anyone. However, members of the LGTBQ community often find that their mental health challenges are compounded by their orientation. If you are struggling to determine your sexual identity or facing discrimination for your sexual orientation, studies suggest that you may be more at […]

LGTBQ, Mental Health

March 1, 2017

Mental Health Within The LGTBQ Community

Maintaining a positive self-image and strong mental health can be challenging for anyone. However, members of the LGTBQ community often find that their mental health challenges are compounded by their orientation. If you are struggling to determine your sexual identity or facing discrimination for your sexual orientation, studies suggest that you may be more at […]

LGTBQ, Mental Health

March 1, 2017

Mental Health Within The LGTBQ Community