Feeling stuck for 2018? Try taking a risk!


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I say this every year. The holidays went to quickly! I can’t believe it’s New Years already! And yet, like Groundhog’s Day, here I am. Saying the same thing. I can’t believe it’s New Years already! With New Years, there is the age old New Years Resolution. Many times, we go for things that we […]

December 29, 2017

Perfectionism and the 20-Ton Shield


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  I LOVE Brene Brown. I have read so many of her books, and they all resonate with me in different ways. I feel her super power is the ability to perfectly put words to difficult to explain emotions and states of mind. Well, she has done it again with this short clip about perfectionism. […]

October 29, 2017

The Importance of Perspective


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We’ve all heard of the ol’ proverbial glass half empty vs half full. This phrase is referencing perspective, or the ability to see the silver lining in the storm clouds. Perspective helps to remind us what is important, and what is not. It allows us to not sweat the small stuff and realize that (mostly) […]

April 21, 2017

Turmeric: Better than Prozac?


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I am a huge advocate for a holistic, natural approach as a first line of defense against…well pretty much everything. Back pain? Try a chiropractor. Stomach ache? Reach for probiotics before Pepto. Catch a cold or got allergies? Fill up the Neti-Pot and slug back some local honey. My mom is a nurse, so I […]

October 8, 2015

Bad Medicine


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I love Anthony Bourdain. Although I truly don’t know how good of a chef he is, as I’ve never seen him actually cook anything, I enjoy his laid-back demeanor and the ease with which he is able to converse with people from so many different cultural backgrounds. Food really is a universal language. Anyway, I […]

June 11, 2015

Binge Eating Disorder


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As a therapist who accepts payment through medical insurance, I am constantly labeling people with various mental health and substance abuse diagnoses for the sake of reimbursement. And I hate it. I absolutely hate diagnosing people. Not that I don’t think there is a place for it in some situations, like say, in a hospital. […]

June 11, 2015

From The Beginning


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I often get asked how this blog got started. I wish I had some grand tale about which to wax poetic but… I don’t. It kind of just started on a whim. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I love being a therapist. I love helping people to feel better when they thought they never would. […]

June 1, 2015