I want to want to do the dishes…and other musings about motivation.

What do we really mean when we talk about motivation?  Are we really motivated to do much of anything?  I mean that question with sincerity because I don’t think it is the task that compels us to do something, but rather the result.  I love my job and am thrilled…

Let them feel feels!

Emotions are not a bad thing.  Yeah, I know, I am a therapist so I am obviously like “hooray feelings!” all day every day.  I believe this statement to be true, though.  Emotions are in our lives because they are a part of the human experience and they are part…

If your therapist doesn’t have a therapist…find a different therapist.

People often give me a funny look when I tell them that I go to therapy.  They almost always say “what?  Why would you go to therapy?  You are a therapist; shouldn’t you not need it?”  Going to therapy does not mean that there is something “wrong” with you.  Certainly,…

My secret weapon…boundaries!

One of my favorite topics to talk to clients about, regardless of age, is boundaries  I love speaking to this because it is something that spans our life, ever changing, as we navigate different relationships.  Boundaries are something that we will continue to work on, adjust, realign and evaluate as…

Slide into those DM’s?  Nah, let’s talk face to face.

I started teaching in 2005 when I was 22 years old and barely older than some of my students.  It was a different world then, Gwen Stefani’s Holla Back, Girl was at the top of the charts, we all still had flip phones, you specially had to pay for a…

Some musings on attachment

What is attachment? What is connection?  What is the difference between the two?  Stick with me here, because I think that there are some interesting tidbits in a discussion about attachment and connection.  If you look up the official definition of the word “attachment,” you will notice that the primary…

The power of words

Language. It is one of the most powerful tools we have. The words that we choose and the order that we choose to put them is what creates this message that we are sending out into the world. I think that we don’t realize how much certain words or phrases…

That’s my story, and I am stickin’ to it.

I spent 12 years in public education in Arizona both as a teacher and school counselor. I started teaching in 2005 when I was fresh faced and right out of college. My original intention was to teach for two years, go back to get my Master’s and then work as…

Is that a bear?  And other musings about anxiety.

Raise your hand if you “have” anxiety. Every single one of you might have your hand in the air because we all “have” anxiety. In reality, it is one of our most primitive emotions and exists to keep us safe. Anxiety is the feeling in the pit of your stomach…

Livin’ the dream in 2019

Okay, so the title does not rhyme perfectly, but you get the point. I have a tough time with New Years resolutions. Historically, they don’t usually come to fruition as I give up pretty quickly. Should that stop me from setting goals altogether though? I don’t think so. So, here I am.…

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