Beautiful Space, Beautiful Mood: How a Beautiful Physical Space can Improve your Mood

Beautiful Space, Beautiful Mood: How a Beautiful Space can Improve your Mood Our physical space can impact our moods. I have found that having a pleasing and comfortable space, whether it’s my home or office, makes a difference in how I feel. I have also had clients tell me that they are overwhelmed by messes or clutter in their homes and this […]

6 Ways to Rediscover Yourself

  Yesterday I created a list of questions or journaling prompts that may help you rediscover yourself. I decided to expand on this idea and provide some actionable ideas for those that may not be interested in journaling. 1. Spend an afternoon by yourself. What do you want to do? Let the answer provide valuable information about who you are […]

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Rediscovering Yourself

  Do you have a clear sense of who you are? We all want to understand ourselves, to have purpose, fulfillment, and belong. Teens and young adults wrestle with “finding themselves”. It is common to revisit these themes in middle age. I see many clients in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s who have lost themselves over the years of work and […]

My Favorite Inspirational Quotes about Change

Today I decided to share a few of my favorite inspirational quotes about change. They are my favorites because I have found them all to be very true for myself and my clients.                   The first quote I chose is from one of my favorite psychologists Carl Rogers. Psychotherapy is a process of changing […]

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The Steepest Hike: How Struggle Can Bring Us Together

  A few days ago I went on the steepest hike with my family. Was it really the steepest hike? Of course not. It may not have even been the steepest hike I’ve ever been on. It just felt like it.   We really hadn’t planned on doing this hike. It was getting late in the afternoon. It was warm. I desperately needed a […]

Sharon’s House Rules for Teenagers

Yesterday I read this article 7 Simple Rules for Living in our House by Kristen Daukas. I liked a lot of what Kristen laid out as house rules for teenagers, but the tone didn’t feel quite right for me. So, I decided to try my hand at 7 simple rules for the teenagers in my house. Here’s what I’ve got so far. I’m […]

Book Review: The Power of Habit

Book Review: The Power of Habit The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business written by Charles Duhigg is an easy and enjoyable read. It is full of engaging case studies, including the habits behind the success of popular businesses such as Starbucks and Target. Wondering how AA helps alcoholics change their drinking habits or […]

How to Succeed in Therapy

Have you been in therapy? Are you wondering how to succeed in therapy? After nearly twenty years as a therapist, I’ve put together my top 5 tips for helping you achieve your therapy goals. 1. Effort Like most things in life, you get out of therapy as much as you put into it. Effort seems like a given, but many people […]