How to Deal with the Unknowns of Foster Care

  Lately, I’ve been feeling a tug on my heart to speak to an audience very near and dear to me – foster mamas.  Partially because I am one, but also because, as a therapist who deals primarily with anxiety, I want to use what I know to help other foster parents deal with the […]

Foster Care


What to Tell Your Kids Before Your First Foster Child Arrives

the kids

Does the Bible Talk About Fostering?


Why Your Marriage Matters In Fostering

the parents

How Can I Foster "Well?"

tips + tricks

how to keep your anxiety from affecting your kids

  As a therapist who works primarily with women, I hear about mom fears and mom guilt A LOT – but a common source of these often comes in the form of this question: “how do I keep my anxiety from affecting my kids?” If you’re a mama and a worrier, this is the post […]

How to Keep Your Anxiety From Affecting Your Kids


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self care gift guide

  I have to be honest…in my humble opinion, self care gifts are the best gifts of all.  There, I said it.  And since every major retailer and website, blogger, etc. known to man is sharing their gift guides with you this week (if they haven’t already!), I will too. Truth be told, it’s a […]

Self Care Gifts For Your Fave Ladies


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mindfulness for moms

  When I first began to study mindfulness, one of my immediate thoughts was: this is great, but how does mindfulness work for moms? Being a mama, after all, is my most important job, and one that I just knew mindfulness would help me with, but I wasn’t sure how.  A brief Google search helped […]

A Call to Mindfulness For Moms


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ways to avoid burnout

  Let me guess:  life is feeling a little crazy for you right now, and maybe you’re wishing you knew some ways to avoid burnout (if you feel you could be heading in that direction). You too?  Whew, that means I’m not alone (and also, it means you’re not either). This whole 2020/pandemic on the […]

Ways to Avoid Burnout When Life Gets Crazy


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before you start anxiety medication

  So many of my clients (and friends!) remain undecided about whether or not they should take anxiety medication, and I totally get it.  It’s a big decision.  I remember feeling a little unsure about starting medication for my PMDD way back when. It’s totally normal to hesitate when you’re thinking about putting psychotropic drugs […]

What To Know Before You Start Anxiety Medication


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how to grow a private practice

  Can I be super duper honest with you today? This is a little awkward to talk about…but here goes nothing… Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from therapists and coaches about how to start a private practice, or how to grow one once you have one.  Many others have been asking “how […]

How to grow a private practice

Therapist Resources

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how to find time for self care

  By far one of the questions I get most as a therapist is: how do I find time for self-care?  Trust me, I’ve been there – way back before I started this here blog, I was in the same boat…scrambling to find time for me in a day, just so I wouldn’t be constantly […]

How To Find Time For Self Care


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ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system

  While I typically steer away from talking about the science-y aspect of self-care and stress relief, I have recently found myself talking about ways to activate the parasympathetic nervous system with people in both my personal and professional life.  I’m teaching clients and friends (and myself!) that it’s important to not only prioritize self-care, […]

20 Ways to Activate your Parasympathetic Nervous System

Mental Health

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restorative yoga

What is restorative yoga? Restorative yoga is a type of yoga I’m just learning about, even though it’s nothing new to most seasoned yogis, of which, I would definitely NOT consider myself one. However, I do love yoga.  And whenever I practice it, I’m always so glad I did! The goal of restorative yoga is […]

What is Restorative Yoga?


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