For some people, talking about feelings comes easily. And for others, it can take a lot of work.   Some do better in one on one situations, while others excel in group settings.   That’s why I’ve always run my practice my way.   Because no two people are alike.   Because insurance companies don’t […]

Blog, Emotional Health, Inspiration, Mental Health, My Journey, Support

September 22, 2022

Your Support – Your way

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

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!

What an insane 6 months it’s been… personally and in the world. I really can’t think of any other way to describe it, can you? It started for me with The Boulder Fires, an experience I would love to forget but will never ever be able to erase from my mind. I’ve seen horrendous fires […]

Grieving, Inspiration, My Journey, Support

April 18, 2021

Don’t Brush Grief Under The Rug!

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

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

Random thoughts I wanted to share from my latest journey…moving into my new home and moving forward with my life. When I was in Denver, I wanted to get out, desperately needed to get away from all of its chaos for at least a year and a half… My dream was to be in the […]

Depression, Grieving, My Journey

May 29, 2020

My New Life