Reflections on 2017

As December comes closer to its end… I find myself in a similar spot. Wanting to reflect on the year that has passed (especially this year), but not quite certain where to even begin. The logical planner in me wants to start right back at January and work from there, but that seems too rigid. […]

30 Things I Love

My 30th (!!!!) birthday is coming up next week. So naturally I’ve got the number 30 on my mind. It’s also been a bit of a low day or two for me. Nothing major, just not feeling my usual best self. I’m not a fan of this! In order to beat the blues and because […]

Are You Living For The Weekend?

Like many other people, I work Monday-Friday. From 8:30am-4:30pm, I am working in an office, and while I love my job, there is a tendency for me to REALLY look forward to the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) as a chance to “relax, recharge, and get ready for the week ahead!” My weekends were precious. On the […]

2015 In Review

2015 was one of those years that I’m going to look back on and think: “that was a year of many tests, challenges, and personal struggles.” Now, you may be thinking, “wow, that sounds like she had a pretty shitty year.” In some ways, it definitely had its share of shitty moments, but hindsight is […]

Weekly Gratitude #7

Something hit me last night while I was driving back from visiting my parents. I am so lucky.  Seriously. I almost got emotional thinking about it. Okay, fine, I did get emotional about it. I’ll admit that I am definitely one of those people that gets caught up in the little things. I fixate on […]

That Support Network

Modern western society places a huge emphasis on individuality: personal goals, individual pursuits of happiness, the notion of “fighting your way to the top.” All of these place the focus on the individual; places that person in a vacuum, and essentially ignores all of those people surrounding them. I’m talking about the parents, the siblings, […]

Weekly Gratitude #5

I have been dealing with some personal things lately that have kept me preoccupied and inside my head…a LOT. I have been feeling a little more negative than I like to admit. I have fucked up…I have questioned myself more than usual. My sense of self has been questioned by…well, myself. I’m not one to […]

Weekly Gratitude #4

The cold weather is officially here. Winter is coming…we still don’t have any snow, which I am thankful for, but it’s now going into late November, and it doesn’t feel quite right for there to be no snow. It’s been a busy week, but in a wonderful way. I am feeling all sorts of happy. […]

Weekly Gratitude #3

I was speaking with a close childhood friend recently about gratitude and blog ideas.  This is a woman that I have known since I was three years old. I haven’t kept in touch with anyone outside of immediate family for that long. We’ve always lived far away from each other, but when I would spend […]

Weekly Gratitude #2

Another week gone by, and before we know it, it’s already almost the middle of November.  As I type this, I think of an old client I had who would say this to me almost every session: “it’s almost the middle of August…I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September…” and so on.  I […]