Advice from a Mighty Sequoia Tree

I recently had the opportunity to hike through the giant forest at Sequoia National Park.  We walked among trees that were 1000s of years old; some were over 40 feet in diameter and 100 feet in circumference.  Hidden in high groves of the mountainous sierras, it seemed as though we were walking through a majestic, […]

While on the Journey…

As a brand-new therapist, only months past graduation; I was feeling overwhelmed, doubting my decision to become a counselor, second-guessing my skill set and filled with anxiety.  To complicate the situation even more, I was attending an externship (training) for emotion focused therapy, and I was in the room with some pretty incredible thinkers.  My […]

FREEDOM

Happy Fourth of July! Fourth of July picnics and parties will be held all across America this week celebrating the freedom that we have come to know and associate with living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”  Have you ever considered what your freedom really means?  We learn in […]

Staycation

A change of pace and place can energize our soul. Many of us love to take vacations, especially during summer months. We plan trips that will take us somewhere other than our home and office.  But many times, the chances we get to take a vacation seem to be few and far between.  More often […]

Father’s Day

Dads are influencers Their presence in the lives of their children, at any stage, is exponentially influential.    With Father’s Day approaching, I want to give a shout-out to all of the dads out there and let you know how much you are appreciated. My heart is full of gratitude that I have amazing memories with […]

Stop Avoiding

When we avoid situations, we continue a pattern of self-doubt and worry.   Certain situations can be associated with an overwhelming feeling of anxiety.  Such as needing to confront a situation, talk with your spouse about responsibilities or concerns, give a public speech, or doing math problems.  If your tendency is to be worried and […]