5 Tips to Help Your Teen Thrive

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands”. – Anne Frank It is such a common experience for parents to speak of how challenging their children’s teenage years...

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

A diagnosis is just a label – it doesn’t define you Ever wonder about how true the statement “You are what you eat” is? It kind of implies if we eat what’s good, we’re good, and if we eat what’s bad for us, we’re bad. It also implies there’s a good way and bad...

They Rescued Each Other

Recently, Michael O’Keefe from Consumer Advocates contacted me with an article on service dogs for veterans and asked that we publish it on our blog. I don’t often respond to such requests, but this one was especially impactful and I am happy to publish excerpts here....

“I Just Want Someone to Love Me”

Note: This is a composite, not an actual person “Dear Diary, Sometimes I feel so good, like when I saw D. today. Immediately, I felt high, like the colors in the room got brighter. Would it be crazy to say, “I love him”? I get it. I mean I hardly know him, but...

Healing and Acceptance – How to Let Go of Suffering

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance” — Nathaniel Branden The journey to healing and recovery begins with the inner realization that you do not like aspects of your life as it is today. It may come from a trauma, from...

4 Mindfulness Techniques to Help Manage Anxiety

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” — Deepak Chopra Anxiety shows up in a lot of different ways and can have a severe impact on daily life. The sensations and thoughts...

They Don’t Have To Hit You For It To Be Abuse

Does this sounds familiar? *The following is a composite, not a specific account.  request free consultation Dear Diary, I just want someone to understand me.  I want to feel like I’m enough. “An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character...