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Year: 2019

Resetting Your Goals and Expectations for the Holiday Season

January came and went, and the spring flew by. Sometimes it feels as though we barely enjoyed summer and if you live in areas that experience extreme cold, it may already feel like fall disappeared. That’s how it feels in Massachusetts. Hoodie weather was about two weeks, give or take. The pellet stove has been […]

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Getting Unstuck

That’s what I call it. When I feel I want to run away and leave reality behind for a few moments. The great escape. When I was kid, like little, I was terrible at reading. It was something I had to practice over and over and over. This is something that greatly influenced how I […]

Your beliefs can change

I have been writing this for over a month. I stop and I start. I step away. I start again. I save, I shut down. I have done so much writing in my journal lately. August was the month to bring it the mountain and sit there and write. I went 6 times and did […]

Meet Your Team: Licensed Professional Counselor

Behavioral health is health, and while I think we know that, I don’t think we know that. It’s often pushed aside and I really do believe it’s because many of us downplay our emotions. We tell ourselves “well, someone else has it worse, I’m making a big deal for no reason.” That may be true, […]

“You need to love yourself more”…

What the actual fuck. Last week a friend of mine went to their new therapist and was asked about self-care. Did they practice it? They were then asked, did they love themselves. Self-care is tricky because like all things that are gray, it’s different for everyone. Gender norms can play a role. Geography can play […]

Meet Your Team: The Health Educator

Health education can be a broad term. Many of my clients would say that I’m a health educator because of the information we discuss, but in this context, we’re talking about the person shapes the minds of our future health workforce. The professor. As students, we don’t think much about the faculty outside of the […]

Meet Your Team: An Introduction and the Registered Nurse

Health is complex. I hope at this point regardless of where you are in your journey or in your journey following me, you’ve seen from others and yourself that health is complex. Complex isn’t bad, but it means that we need to have a team on our side. Everyone’s team will look different and that’s […]