It's that time of the year again! I absolutely love the holidays. It gives us an opportunity to spend more time with our loved ones and a change to break out our family traditions. But lately, the biggest tradition that seems to be overshadowing the true meaning of the holidays is gift-giving. Everywhere we go, [...]
Anxiety can be so isolating and consuming for someone who suffers from it. About 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder. There's a big chance that someone you love is affected by it. You can't fix or cure anxiety, but you can learn how to live a happy and fulfilling [...]
Separation and divorce are difficult for everybody. Often parents can get stumped on how to explain such a big idea to their children, especially if they’re very young. Bibliotherapy or the use of books (or other forms of literature) for healing in mental health is one of my go-to approaches when explaining complex emotions to [...]
Okay, so we’re not professional Disney cruisers just yet. We’ve only been on two. There are people we’ve met that have been on 10, 15, or even 20! But if you have the chance to splurge on a vacation, I would recommend going on a Disney Cruise at least once—especially if you’re a Disney fan! [...]
When I got my first tattoo, my mom thought it was a joke and prayed that it was fake. “How are you going to be a doctor?”, she said. Well mom, I guess I’m going to be a different kind of doctor. Over the years, I’d say there have been progress towards accepting tattoos in [...]
I've had a lot of young adult clients lately and my older teen clients are on their way to college soon. It's almost like I'm launching my own children, as I've been seeing some of these clients for 1-2 years now. One of the themes that came up several times during my sessions is wondering [...]
For my birthday this year, I wanted to do something that would be good for my mental wellness but also adventurous. Then I came across goat yoga!
Justin and I have been married for over a year now, and it has been a whirlwind of learning and adapting. If you weren't already familiar with the military, becoming a spouse to a service member can turn your life around real quick!
Out of all the countries I've been to in the world Ireland has been the most beautiful by far. We left for our one year late honeymoon (military of course) in January 2019 and spent 10 days driving from Dublin, west, up north and around Northern Ireland, and back down to Dublin.