Forward to Freedom

I haven't written a personal blog in a long time. These days, in my career as a counselor, I've been gearing my energies toward holding a space for others and helping them shine a light in areas where a bit more illumination and self-awareness is needed. And yet, as a human being who is continually …

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4 Signs That It’s Time to See a Counselor

In a world full of resources there's no reason to suffer unnecessarily- but how do you know when it's time to seek professional help? Here are 4 signs that it's time to see a counselor.

Break Free! 5 Steps toward Personal Empowerment

"The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment" - Martha Beck Everybody has a passion – and mine is helping people discover a sense of personal empowerment. Maybe that focus comes from my own life spent learning to overcome power hurdles on the way to feeling …

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The Seed of It All

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton Life is a topsy-turvy rollercoaster and just like everyone’s, my life has had its up and downs. For some reason, I’ve always found myself trying to make sense of it all - putting the …

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Embrace the Space

"Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Victor Frankl So many of us are hungry to finally start living the lives that we imagine for ourselves - yet we often find ourselves too busy dealing …

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Using Your Powers for Good

When we can hone the focus of our thoughts in productive ways – and then contribute our energy there – we can create awesomeness. But, if our thoughts and energy are not consciously geared toward a positive direction, we can also create turmoil in our lives.

The Path to Personal Power in 3 (not so easy) Steps

Since I’ve gone back to graduate school to be a therapist, I’ve been challenged to choose my preferred “theoretical orientation.” This is a fancy way of saying ‘approach to life and effective problem solving.’ While there are numerous paths that all lead to creating a better life, certain notions in particular seem to be jumping …

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(Nighttime Inspiration) The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Okay, I’ll admit it – I have a strange mind. Through my work as a writer, I have received one of the greatest blessings of my life, the ability to open myself up to inspiration. However, sometimes I can’t seem to turn that inspiration off. Like last night for example. I actually woke up with …

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Can we Talk? Obviously not. (A rare rant)

This is not about politics. I don’t like politics – and probably for one huge reason that reflects directly on a monstrous deficit in our society – we have forgotten how to communicate in a respectable way. The world appears to have become divided between those who attack and those who are offended. What ever …

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