Category: counseling

The Birth of Hope

Maybe the closeness of another allows us to learn what we need to learn in the dark in a way that isn’t so frightening. And maybe that is why Jesus’s birth and resurrection happen in the dark. Emmanuel, God with us, even in our darkness; especially in our darkness.

Two Tips for Resolutions

It’s almost a New Year.  The changing of the calendar signals the end and the beginning.  Each person experiences this night in light of the experiences the year brought to him or her.  The long nights of this season are a natural time for…

Holiday Thriving

My friend who is a reporter and mom of three asked me about tips for keeping your sanity over the holidays to share with her audience.  We emailed back and forth and she compiled the info and tips below.  And in an effort to…

I’m here.

Being a mother is the best and hardest role many of us will ever take on.  Often we think of it as bringing out our best and worst, and we are either one or the other at any given moment.  Can we be both…

Mirror Mirror

I’ve had this conversation more times than I can count.  A friend’s  kid has had a really difficult day.  So many emotions, all at a level 10, all day long.  She expresses how completely worn out she is, usually followed by a comment about…

The Oak

When deciding to start a private practice, one of the first decisions was the logo.  Without hesitating I said, “An oak tree.  One with big branches and a wide canopy.”  I find inspiration in trees. There is a majesty and a connecting point that…