November 26, 2019

Loneliness

How do you help someone who presents with loneliness as their “therapy” issue? Loneliness is crippling. The human soul being what it is, needs connection – like a plant needs air, light and water. Plants don’t thrive when any of these are not present and in a similar fashion, a human soul does not thrive without contact.  As a good therapist, you sit and listen, you validate that yes indeed, this is a difficult passage – but what should someone do?  My goal is to help you find the tools to overcome what you’re struggling with, develop the skills you need to make the connections you need to help you thrive.  Sounds easy doesn’t it? I know it’s not. Loneliness, […]
November 13, 2019

Couple Life at 30 :)

It comes as a surprise, mostly to me, that I will soon be celebrating my 30 year anniversary with my husband. While we’ve only been married for five, the story of “us” started long before. 30 years! I hardly feel old enough to say that I’ve spent that much time doing any one thing – let alone be in a committed relationship for that long. But here I am.  So what are the things one needs to know to have a “successful” relationship? And I qualify my relationship as “successful” because, well, I still want to be here. I still think it’s worth working for. I still enjoy being with my husband.  I think the most important thing to know […]