Surviving an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things a person can go through. Trust me, I hear a lot of hard things in my office. The pain of not knowing when, at any moment, you could be injured or harmed in any number of ways (not just physically) creates and sustains an environment filled with anguish to the Nth degree. It’s quite shocking, actually, how human beings can change – and adapt - under this type of ongoing stress.Read More
I just can’t, can’t stop smiling. My kids are someone else’s responsibility for six hours a day. I didn’t think I would feel this happy. My mind gets to relax and not think about anything but me for a few hours a day. Good way to feel, happy I can enjoy it because it has been one hell of a journey so far.Read More
Have there been aspects of sending your child back to school in the fall that have caused you or your child anxiety, either this year or in the past? Typical culprits are: changing schools, staying on top of schoolwork and getting homework in on time, dealing with bullies or shifting friendships, and participating in extracurricular activities.Read More
I’ll be right back – just heard an email come through. The phone just rang. Lunchtime. Coffee run. Kickball practice. It’s raining and my windows are open. Hitting the gym real quick.
What was I just saying?
GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER ALERT! My gut tells me my kiddo is not actually sick. Her teacher tells me this may be a competitive game. I’ve given her the option of seeing a doctor, of making this better – and I’ve come up with nothing.Read More
…she questioned whether or not she was a monster – for not absolutely loving every minute of Disney with her beautiful family.
The more you hear and consciously acknowledge these truths about yourself, the more the old irrational thoughts and beliefs will lose power and eventually recede into the distant background of your mind.Read More