October 24

Fitting in (or not)

Let me just start by saying I’m a HUGE fan of listening instead of reading if I have the choice.  I love podcasts, audio-books, music, and I probably chose a career that requires listening because it’s how I prefer to spend my days. Don’t get me wrong; reading is very important and is a daily requirement […]

October 24

Lessons from a Mini Pony!

What makes you different also makes you special 🙂

Find Yourself Friday!

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had […]

Maya Angelou on Life Lessons

In searching for inspiration this morning, I stumbled upon a quote by Maya Angelou, one of my personal heroes.  In an effort to “throw something back,” I’ve shared it today.  This is my reminder that nothing is permanent, to live with an open heart and an open mind, to hug someone every day, and to […]

25 Things I’d Like My Son to Know – The Good Men Project

I get a lot of solid advice and insight from The Good Men Project, but this piece by Tom Matlack really got me teary this morning.  Such a loving list of advice from Dads to sons and a reminder to women that men aren’t made of steel.  Nor should they be. I hope this brightens […]

What’s the Use in Being Sad?

One of the most common questions asked in therapy is, “why should I be sad when I can be happy?”  There are variations to this question like, “why would I want to focus on my difficult past when I can move forward and not be in pain?”  Or, “I don’t want to suffer anymore.  I […]

Happiness Lessons from Grandma

A quick update on the project Days 2, 3, and 4 for those of you who are waiting with baited breath.  On Day 2, Truman bounded onto my abdomen before sunrise, to which I said “noooooo,” rolled over, and went back to sleep.  He’s a fast learner when it’s inconvenient for his humans and he has quickly […]

July 06

Happiness Lessons from my Dog

While perusing the bookstore, I encountered a book called “The Happiness Project.”  It’s a catchy blue color and looks fascinating, though I didn’t even touch it.  I did, however, pick up a copy of it’s counterpart, “The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five Year Record.”  I thought, ‘this is perfect!  For someone else to try… […]

How to Find the Right Therapist

“How do I find the right therapist?” I am often asked this question and would like to preface my opinions by saying that they are just that – opinions. Therapists are as diverse as their clientele and I presume that all would have something to add to this discussion, or perhaps an entirely opposite perspective. […]

Brené Brown’s TED Talks

Two Must Watch Videos: Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame I became an official Brene Brown fan when she bravely addressed the seemingly “non-scientific” subject of vulnerability using evidence-based research and her own personal experience during the 2011 Ted Talks with “The Power of Vulnerability.”  My appreciation for her has only intensified […]