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I posed this question on my Instagram stories:  “What would you like next week’s blog post to be about?” She wrote one word:  resilience.   Not really sure what she meant specifically, or what to write about, I went to bed.  I’ll wake up early tomorrow and figure it out, I thought.  I do my best […]

September 24, 2018

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2 AM Musings on Resilience

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of self-care.  Clearly.  But this August, I had a crazy idea:  invite my community to a self-care weekend where we can connect in person and learn more about mindfulness and self-care. But how?  I’m not really at a place (yet) where I can organize everything a weekend retreat […]

September 17, 2018

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3 Reasons To Invest In An Annual Self-Care Weekend

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One of the topics I always seems to gravitate to with my friends (nay, my Besties) is:  what are you loving right now?  It’s so fun to hear about (and share!) the products that are making life easier, better, healthier, and more exciting.  Just last night, I complimented a friend’s manicure and she told me […]

September 10, 2018

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6 Self-Care Services You Need To Try

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Remember that scene from the movie Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise is begging Cuba Gooding, Jr. to “help me help you?”  It’s a classic scene and you can feel Jerry’s desperation palpably, which is probably what makes it so memorable.  It’s also memorable because on some level, it’s feeling we can relate to, especially when […]

August 27, 2018

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5 Free Resources To Help You Help Someone In Crisis

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As I sit down to write this post, it feels like it could potentially be the most vulnerable thing I have ever published to date. In the past, I’ve blogged about my fears regarding my son’s health issues, our foster care journey, and my marriage.  I’ve shared my commitment to end my self-tanning habit (pale […]

August 20, 2018

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Hi, I’m a Therapist, And I Take Prozac

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As most of you already know, my husband and I are headed out on a much needed, long awaited vacation this week.  After years of dreaming, hoping, and planning, our week in Hawaii is finally happening.  I really think I won’t believe it until we get there and get a lei at the airport.  Wait…is […]

August 6, 2018

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Why I’m Setting Intentions For My Vacation

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I’d like to share 5 tips for making new friends after 30 with you today, but before I do, I need to start today’s post with a confession.  Are you ready?  Here goes… This weekend I crashed a 30th high school reunion party with a group of my girlfriends.   Wait, wait!  Before you think terrible […]

July 30, 2018

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5 Tips For Making New Friends After 30

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“I think my struggles stem from childhood trauma.” I read those words from a precious reader and my heart immediately broke.  She wanted to know how to stop her negative self-talk, she wanted to learn to replace self-hatred with self-love.  She wanted to know how to stop feeling ashamed – she had tried many things, […]

July 23, 2018

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Stop Your Negative Self-Talk With This Free Worksheet

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In a recent poll on my Instagram stories, 72% of participants reported that they struggle with panic attacks.  Granted, Instagram stories aren’t exactly Brene Brown-level research, however, it’s important to me to be able to write about what would be most helpful to you, and so, here we are.   The tricky thing about panic attacks […]

July 16, 2018

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6 Strategies to Stop A Panic Attack In Its Tracks

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If there’s one thing I wish my clients would say to me more often, it would definitely be:  “Tell me how to make each day count.” Don’t believe me? Let me tell you why it’s true.  Typically, I hear these types of questions from my clients: “Why is everything so stressful all the time?” “Why […]

July 9, 2018

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How To Make Each Day Count

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