Dak, you don’t know me, however I felt deeply compelled to reach out to you. First and foremost, there are simply no words. I am so deeply sorry for your tragic loss. I don’t know how you’re back on the field. I hope it’s what keeps you going. I hope the team is your family… […]

Inspiration, Letters, Media, Pets, Relationships

October 5, 2020

My Open Letter to Dak Prescott

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

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

December (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, specifically) is the most popular time to pop the question. Thousands of couples all across the States will get engaged this month. With so many new couples preparing to spend the rest of their lives together, I thought it would be appropriate to use this week’s blog to shed […]

Relationships

December 16, 2016

3 Reasons To Consider Premarital Counseling

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

How would you describe the strength and quality of your marriage? Many couples who have been married for several years admit that their relationship is no longer as “exciting” or “romantic” as it once was. This does not necessarily mean they are contemplating divorce, but it does mean that there is probably room for improvement […]

Relationships

May 23, 2016

Date Your Mate: Creative Date Ideas For You & Your Spouse

Last week, we delved into the inner workings of romantic relationships and discussed five tips for strengthening those dynamics. With Mother’s Day less than a week away, I thought it fitting to continue the conversation about relationship dynamics by addressing one of the most complex relationships in existence – those between mothers and daughters. Mother-daughter […]

Relationships

May 2, 2016

8 Strategies For Improving Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Relationships are living, breathing, ever-changing dynamics. They need constant love, dedication, and attention in order to thrive. If your relationship is not one of your top priorities, it will suffer. In my practice as an online mental health therapist, I have spent a lot of time working with couples to improve their relationship’s dynamics. In […]

Relationships

April 26, 2016

5 Tips To Strengthen Your Relationship

It doesn’t matter if you and your partner have been together for six months or six years – marriage is a big step and not one that should be taken lightly. You and your partner are preparing to (hopefully) spend the rest of your lives together; shouldn’t you do everything you can to set your […]

Relationships

February 15, 2016

Is Your Relationship Ready For Marriage?

While no recently engaged or newlywed couple wants to think that their marriage will fail, the divorce rate in the United States continues to hover around 50%. With so much emphasis placed on the division of assets and custody during a divorce, the emotional trauma that divorce brings sometimes gets pushed to the back burner. […]

Divorce, Relationships

January 26, 2016

6 Tips For Coping With Divorce

While no recently engaged or newlywed couple wants to think that their marriage will fail, the divorce rate in the United States continues to hover around 50%. With so much emphasis placed on the division of assets and custody during a divorce, the emotional trauma that divorce brings sometimes gets pushed to the back burner. […]

Divorce, Relationships

January 26, 2016

6 Tips For Coping With Divorce