Thankful for pain

Thankful for pain

Have you ever been grateful for a hard time after you’ve gone through it? Is there a moment you can look back and see growth and change that happened because of pain? Have you ever been thankful for pain? In this Thanksgiving season, I challenge you to look at...
Say Thank You To Your Pain

Say Thank You To Your Pain

Have you ever been grateful for a hard time after you’ve gone through it? A moment you can look back and see the growth and change that happened because of the pain. In this Thanksgiving season, I challenge you to look at struggles in a whole new way…with...
Healing Old Wounds like A Starfish

Healing Old Wounds like A Starfish

Did you know that starfish can re-grow an arm that’s been severed? It can take years for the complete healing process to happen. But it is possible for a starfish to be totally healed and for there to be no evidence of the damage. Many people walk into my office...
Beauty Marks From Struggles

Beauty Marks From Struggles

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Butterflies have a very special personal meaning to me. When I think of all a butterfly has to go through, I am amazed at the...
Are you a patient person?

Are you a patient person?

We are living in a time where patience is not a common virtue. I’m not here to judge. I struggle with it too. You see when I’m forced to wait on something, I fill my time with something else to avoid the pain of the waiting. If a stop light is taking too...
Surviving a Struggle-Butterfly Style

Surviving a Struggle-Butterfly Style

Years ago I read this story and have always been struck by the power it unfolds about going through hard times. As a therapist, I hear about struggles often. My job is not to create an easy solution for someone to get out of it, but to see the growth opportunity that...