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Two Months Left in 2017

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We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In August, we traveled to Miami to celebrate the beginning of chapter 35. Chapter’s 33 & 34 had a lot of highs & lows, and I wasn’t sure at times, but I made it through the years. Miami was very relaxing and just what I needed after the year I had. I just needed time to reflect. The beautiful thing about reflecting is you have time to evaluate yourself and relationships. When I get stuck in thought, a feeling, or a relationship, and I am confused about getting unstuck, I start to evaluate myself. I take the time to observe myself without judgment or reproach. It can be a powerful tool for change. I pay attention to what I say, what I think, how I’m feeling, how I act, or how… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017

Daily Inspiration

As a therapist, I am constantly dealing with various issues on a daily basis. Yesterday I was dealing with the topic of divorce and breakup. On this journey of life, we are faced with many losses. Ranging from people we have loved, jobs, house, car, money, or something we valued. If you are not careful you can even lose sight of your values, dreams, and goals. Searching for a quick fix is not the solution to avoiding feelings about your loss. When we are searching for instant gratification we often miss the lesson. In order to move forward we have to accept, and validate our feelings. Losses demand acceptance. Take the time to heal and you will meet new people along this journey. It is important to cherish the time alone to grow and learn. Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word 🙂