We are “that Parent”

The other day I was talking to a mother about her parenting journey and she said something that resonated with me: “In that moment I was saying to myself, ‘Yep, I’m that mom’”. Can you guess what moment we were talking about? I’ll give you some hints: Target, shopping cart, and grapes. The moment sheContinue reading “We are “that Parent””

Secondary Trauma and #metoo

This article was written for those who are in caring positions: friends, family, mental health providers, pastors, etc., of those who have experienced sexual harassment and assault. If you have experienced sexual assault and are looking for support, I have written an article with resources for you. I hope that you find it helpful. InContinue reading “Secondary Trauma and #metoo”

Just Do the Dishes: Self-Awareness

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including YOU. – Anne Lamott When I sit with my friends and someone brings up self-care, an audible sigh is heard throughout our group. When? Between working and cleaning, making meals, and parenting? Between the gym, coffee, and the friends we rarelyContinue reading “Just Do the Dishes: Self-Awareness”

My Mommy Moment

Today began a lot earlier than I thought it would. My toddler woke up to the sounds of my teacher husband getting ready for work. Teachers start their day pretty early. I should have walked straight to the french press, but got caught up in toddler breakfast, then the next thing and the next thingContinue reading “My Mommy Moment”

Supplemental Material: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck”

Oftentimes therapy can be more effective when clients are intentional with reading supplemental material outside of the therapy session. In my clinical work, I often suggest books, movies, video clips, and music to my clients that support their personal work, challenges them to think differently, and help them feel known and not alone. The resourcesContinue reading “Supplemental Material: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck””

Supplemental Material: “Daring Greatly”

Oftentimes therapy can be more effective when clients are intentional with reading supplemental material outside of the therapy session. In my clinical work, I often suggest books, movies, video clips, and music to my clients that support their personal work, challenges them to think differently, and help them feel known and not alone. The resourcesContinue reading “Supplemental Material: “Daring Greatly””