thoughts & notes

December 9, 2018

Change is a part of life.  And, with change, we must often go through a period of personal transformation, self-reflection, and growth before settling into our new identity on the other side of any transition.  "Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are s...

May 29, 2018

Learn something new to support your self-care. Having a daily practice where I spend some time not being the expert or in charge is surprisingly rejuvenating!

April 9, 2018

Learn why moving your body is important when recovering from stress, trauma, and other mental health concerns.

March 11, 2018

Research has found that people who are consistently grateful have a greater ability to cope with stress and trauma. Read on to learn some simple strategies to practice gratitude.

February 11, 2018

I am dedicated to sharing with you some tried and true self-care strategies that have actually worked for me. Let's see if they work for you, too!

February 4, 2018

In some respects, I see self-sabotage as part of the human experience. To be human is to be imperfect. But, for some of us, self-sabotage goes a lot deeper.

January 28, 2018

Do I have to be an artist to do art therapy? Are you judging my artwork? Isn't making art kid stuff? Find out why these myths aren't true in this post.

January 21, 2018

Shame and guilt are incredibly debilitating emotions for trauma survivors. Read on to learn how to work through these uncomfortable emotions.

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