Category: Life & Work Balance

04

Jun2019
Help for the Helpers The struggling caregiver. The depressed new mom. The overwhelmed minister. The burned out physician. Helpers can give, give, give, but then realize that they need help too! I work with the "helpers" - those of us who have a calling to give back, but often need reminding that our ... Read More

13

Mar2019
Welcome To My First Video/Vlog! The purpose of this video is for you, the client, to get to know me a little better. This video is also aimed for you to see how your experience would be in session, to discuss some of my viewpoints of therapy, and also to discuss ... Read More

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Feb2019

Why Choose Online Therapy?

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February 21, 2019
In this post, some educational information will be provided for those of you who may not know much about online counseling. I have actually run across some potential clients who were not even aware that sessions could be done this way and were grateful to be informed of that option. ... Read More

18

Feb2019
When I began doing online therapy (therapy using video calling) I wasn’t sure what it would be like, for the client or myself. Would the client benefit? How much can the client really get out of online therapy? Is in person, office therapy better? Let’s talk about some of these ... Read More

15

Jan2019

Embracing Chaos

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January 15, 2019
As I sit here about to launch into this adventure with you I go back to my motto of "Embrace the chaos." I know you are probably thinking "If you only knew what kind of chaos I am facing you would tell me to run". Dear friend, running doesn't change ... Read More

15

Jan2019
If you've ever considered making a splash online with a blog but decided against it, because the odds of getting noticed seemed way too slim, this is the post for you! We got to sit down with Marissa Lawton, the online therapist’s go-to gal to getting noticed online, discover ... Read More

08

Jan2019

Here2Help

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January 8, 2019
Life is not always easy.  Sometimes we hit a few bumps and need someone to listen and collaborate with us. I am here to listen, I am here to collaborate with you, I am here to ... Read More

01

Jan2019

19 Questions for 2019

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January 1, 2019
New Year Reflections: 19 Questions for 2019 As a therapist, what I love most about the New Year Holiday is that it seems to be the one time of year that people are collectively self-reflective. While media outlets offer coverage of the ... Read More

19

Dec2018

Here2Help

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December 19, 2018
Life is not always easy.  Sometimes we hit a few bumps and need someone to listen and collaborate with us. I am here to listen, I am here to collaborate with you, I am here to help.... Read More

11

Oct2018

Self Care

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October 11, 2018
On National Mental Health Day…Don’t forget the Mental Health Professionals. Whether you are a mental health professional, or you know and love one, please remember – SELF CARE! Compassion fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for those in any kind of helping profession. Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and ... Read More

12

Sep2018

The Value of the Moment

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September 12, 2018
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ... Read More

24

Aug2018
As women, we have all had that moment when we have lost our cool at work. We appeared emotionally over the top or super stressed out. After the fact, ... Read More

24

Aug2018
For many women, striving for perfection is a way of life and achieving anything else except perfection is considered ... Read More

17

Aug2018
In a world of social media and comparisons, we see and feel them every day. We hear the mixed messages of you need to be skinnier and prettier but not too sexy especially if you have children… except with your partner and… only with your partner. We hear the push ... Read More

06

Jun2018
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to write about how mindfulness can be used to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness helps people focus more on the present moment and really take it all in. Some benefits of this practice, ... Read More

24

May2018

WOOP! Your Life

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May 24, 2018
Visit: WoopMyLife WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More

24

May2018
Have you ever come home from a frustrating day and all you want to do is just vent? Me too. The problem with this is that the people we vent to may also have had a frustrating day. Combine those two energies together, and ... Read More

24

May2018
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ... Read More

26

Feb2018
Stress is a feeling that people have when they are struggling to cope with challenges related to finances, work, relationships, environment, and other situations. Moreover, stress is felt when an individual perceives a real or imagined challenge or threat to ... Read More

23

Feb2018

Sober And Still Unhappy

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February 23, 2018
Sober And Still Unhappy You admitted that you have a problem, that you were powerless and all that jazz. You survived the physical detox process that, by the way, was not a mere "7 to 10 days." You're feeling like a ... Read More

30

Jan2018
So, you're interested in obtaining psychotherapy but don't want to take off hours from work to drive to a therapist's office, meander around searching for parking, and then drive back to work after an emotionally-laden session. I don't blame you. Wouldn't it ... Read More

15

Jan2018

RESILIENT YOU

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January 15, 2018
Every day and every moment gives you an opportunity to start over and be resilient. You are resilient and are capable to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions. You may not think so, but ... Read More

14

Dec2017
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More

05

Dec2017
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More

01

Dec2017

What is Psychotherapy?

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December 1, 2017
What is Psychotherapy? Good news! You don’t have to lie on a couch and blame your mother for all life’s problems. Psychotherapy is the process of meeting with a therapist, if it’s with me – a psychologist, to resolve ... Read More

17

Nov2017
The Messy Truth I don’t think we use it causally in my line of work– it’s also something I’ve had a tendency to minimize time and time again in my life. Trauma can occur ... Read More

30

Oct2017

Get on the floor! Pt. 2

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October 30, 2017
Part 1 of Get On The Floor can be found right HERE. In brief summary, playing with our kids allows us to build a strong relationship built on trust and respect that can carry through to adolescence when it is invaluable. Additionally, ... Read More

24

Oct2017

Get on the floor! Pt. 1

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October 24, 2017
  Between all the technological advances over the past 10 years, it has never been easier to keep a kid occupied (side note: I did not say it is easy, just easier!). There are smartphones, and tablets, and Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video, ... Read More

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Sep2017

23

Aug2017
ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ   Step 1 Meditation:  Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around ... Read More

17

Jul2017

No Time for Burnout

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July 17, 2017
This month I’d been asked to present locally to two different groups on the topics of Burn-out Prevention, and Caring for the Caregiver. Eagerly, I said ... Read More

26

Apr2017
Since I can remember, I have always yearned to be a counselor. My lifelong dream is to help people and lead them to Christ. My ministry and purpose in life is to empower and encourage others through showing them ... Read More

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Mar2017

16

Mar2017
Facing a difficult decision during a difficult time? Perhaps this can help. ... Read More

13

Dec2016
Finding your home means being safe from the random hurricanes of outcome, be it success or failure.  What is your home.

09

Aug2014
  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More

30

Mar2014
 Licensed Psychological Associate - Daughter, Wife, Sister Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you decided to care for your dad through the final stages of his life at home. My father ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Managing Partner iTherapy   Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population  are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father.  My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ... Read More

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