(Part of a series on relationship anxiety) An over analytic brain never stops trying to understand. We seek to figure out how the world works, how we work, how come if we add a + b we might get c, but sometimes we get y. It’s seriously never ending and we could ride that train … More Why All the ‘Why’s’?
(part of a series of articles on relationship anxiety) Sometimes it can seem like every decision we make has the power to make or break us. It can appear that if we make one wrong step, or one right step, it will set us on a course for horror or glory for the rest of … More Shifting Your Focus
When I was in college, my friends and I would often take week long camping trips during the Summer. One of our favorite places was in Canada, near Lake Huron and sand dunes, where we could sprawl out over several campsites, far away from the rest of the world, and spend our time swimming, eating, … More On the Pinery and Pining
When I was a kid, I remember my Mom using the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses,” mostly when she was making a sarcastic remark about materialism. We lived out in the country, where our closest neighbors were a decent distance away, secluded in our own little nest of comfort and nature. We didn’t see … More Keeping up with @theJoneses
A few days ago, I was on my way to California with M. I’m generally pretty chill when it comes to vacations, but for some reason, this time, I wasn’t. I was a ball of worry. When are we leaving? Did I get everything I needed to finished? When we got to the airport desk to check-in, … More Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do
The past year has been full of a considerable amount of changes. And inherent in change is loss- the loss of the old to make way for the new. It was a lot all at once. As a response, in August of 2013, I took an amazing solo trip to California. It was centering, peaceful; … More How to sit still. And other things my mother tried to teach me.
A sampling of questions I get quite often in my job: “How do I feel better?” “How do I stop being so anxious/depressed?” “How do I get over him/her?” “How do I figure out what I want?” My clients look to me, the trained professional, for help. They need answers. They’re in despair, wanting to … More Life is here. It wants to know if you want to come out and play
For the past four days I’ve been in Colorado. Flew into Denver, drove to Breckenridge and did some snowboarding, then headed to Colorado Springs for a few days to spend time with friends who live there. Coming from the midwest, flying into a place that is also cold and snowy might not seem like a … More When life isn’t all sunshine
Last night, there was breakdown on Crestview. Water from the toilet, sink, and shower started gurgling up and spitting out a mix of sludge and what I can only imagine was food that went down the garbage disposal. Immediately, the landlord was contacted and the iPad was pulled out to do research. What could possibly … More