Untouchable Holiday Grief

Not all grief is alike.  When we (or close family/friends) experience holiday grief, it can take many forms. The most dramatic is when we have lost someone we love, and the holiday season with all the Norman Rockwell moments can … Continue reading

Emotional Pain Impacts Health

Jane frantically called mid-morning with anxiety, frustration, and fear.   She was breathing rapidly, shallowly and thought she might be having a panic attack.   She began telling her story and crying in between sentences.  First, I suggested she put the phone … Continue reading

Discomfort is a Good Sign!

Personal growth happens when we are outside our comfort zone.  For many of us when we feel uncomfortable, we reach for a pill, bottle or something to make it go away.  A lobster outgrows its shell many times in its … Continue reading

Panic Attacks – POOF! Gone (a client’s journey)

With upmost gratitude, I share a journey from one of my clients in the hope that her story will address your questions. “I started on a path of healing right out of high school.  Growing up in an abusive household, … Continue reading

Distraction to Integration

Where were you when you heard of the shooting in California?  For just a moment, you could hear and feel the silence all around you.  It was as if the country took a big inhale and then held it for … Continue reading