May 4, 2017

One of the most common categories of questions I get from the friends and family of clients is about how to help. 

What do I say?

I don't want to upset her, but I am so worried.

Why can't they just snap out of it?

Specifically what to say when your loved one has been diagn...

April 17, 2017

In the days of inspirational quotes plastered all over social media and a booming self-help industry, the idea of speaking your truth can easily fall into the overused, buzzword category pretty quickly. On Google, the search "speak your truth" returns over 400,000 hits...

March 31, 2017

Therapist Uncensored is a fantastic podcast covering a range of topics and I can't recommend it enough. From their introduction: 

"This podcast is for any life-long learners, curious skeptics, and self-help junkies that want a little science with their fluff. Besides th...

March 28, 2017

If you've spent any time on my website, you might know I have a small academic crush on Brené Brown. Maybe it's because she is from Texas and my southern self feels comforted by her accent...

March 13, 2017

In 2016, Patton Oswalt unexpectedly lost his wife. In the link below, he shares his experience with grief, and in particular, touches on how our culture depicts grief as a potential catalyst for change and growth rather than an event to be mourned. 

Check it out here:

March 6, 2017

Seven years ago, I packed up my life in a small U-haul trailer, drove three thousand miles across the country, and settled into a new life in the Pacific Northwest. At first, the new opportunities were exhilarating – new smells, new sights, new people. I couldn’t wait...

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