Lessons Learned From Horses

I don’t mind telling you, I was way out of my comfort zone last weekend.   Every now and then, I try to do something challenging so I don’t get too comfortable, too complacent, too sure that I have things figured out. And besides that-- I love to learn. The occasion was a workshop about trauma-informed equine assisted work. The...[ read more ]

Therapists- Here’s a Question

Therapists--- Laura and I have a question for you. Are you disappointed our Retreat is on a Friday? What if... you asked your clients if they might reschedule because you are going to be out of the office that day doing a self-care retreat? Even as I type this, I can feel my stomach tightening for you. I get it…...[ read more ]

Truth and Grace in Living out our Days

This world is a broken place and the events surrounding the presidential election have caused a reaction throughout our country.  The final results show that our nation is divided.  The pain and anger is not limited to a certain percentage of the population, but appears to be felt across the board.  How do we move on? Can we manage truth and grace as part of...[ read more ]

Therapists and Their Dogs: I’m Thinking About Taking My Dog to the Office

Over the last months, there have been several Facebook discussions among therapists about bringing dogs to the office. I understand the urge! All of us who adore and have felt the power of healing from four-legged friends want to share that with our clients.   We know about the benefits of that non-judgmental, feel good, oxytocin-producing presence of animals. And while there...[ read more ]

Willing to Have a Conversation about Suicide?

September is National Suicide Awareness Month in the United States and a conversation about suicide can save a life. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 24-35 year olds and 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. Suicide knows no boundaries. Regardless of social, religious, cultural background it is a high probability that you know someone...[ read more ]

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