Women’s Issues

How to Talk to Someone That is Grieving

Death and loss are inevitable. They’re the most sure things about life. For some reason, though, we can get weird around the topic of death. Society has a few blanket statements to say, but are those actually helpful? Some of those well intended but ignorant things can be pretty damaging. ...

How to Love Yourself (When Struggling with Mental Illness)

 As children we are taught how to be kind to others, respect others, love others. However, very rarely are we taught how to be kind to ourselves, respect ourselves, love ourselves. When life gets tough, it is easy to be harsh with ourselves. However, it takes an act of courage ...

A Letter to My Clients That Are Mothers

“Many believe parenting is about controlling children’s behavior and training them to act like adults. I believe that parenting is about controlling my own behavior and acting like an adult myself. Children learn what they live and live what they learn.” - L.R. Knost Safe Sanctuary Your stories have filled ...

Dear Mama: A Letter of Recognition & Encouragement

Dear Mama, So, no one told you life would be this…wait. Let me restart. So, you became a mother? Perhaps while preparing for motherhood, you relished in anticipation of raising a little one or ones. Dreamt about attending mommy-and-me classes, playdates, museums, library story times, etc. Perhaps, you imagined endless ...

Unhealthy Friendships in Adulthood

Something I work on with my clients ALL. THE. TIME. is how to identify healthy relationships. No, I don't just mean romantic relationships. We're SO hyper-focused on romantic relationships as a society. We get fixated on how those relationships affect us, failing to look at other types of relationships in ...

How to Save Your Relationship from the Rise of Technology

As glorious and convenient as it is to have the entire world at our fingertips, Americans now spend an average of 3-4 hours a day on their mobile phones. For most of us, that includes nearly 2 hours a day on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. This is bad ...

“So, I don’t know how to say this, but…”: Why it’s important to have awkward conversations with your therapist

Have you ever had an “awkward” therapy experience? What was your response? Did you ghost your therapist? Did you cancel all future appointments and find someone else? Did you give up on therapy all together? Whatever your response, I want you to know that you’re not alone! It is completely ...

You Can Do Hard Things!

“You can do hard things!” I think about this quote a lot and how it relates to my everyday. I have the distinct pleasure of getting to love on others on a daily basis. This calling of ours is not always easy. Some days are really hard. You sit back ...

When Children of Divorce Become Adults

Being a child of divorce is hard…it’s fairly public knowledge. What many of us are not discussing is what happens to the children when they become adults. The pain of the divorce might not be as widespread as the early days, but adult children of divorce still feel the sharp, ...

Staying True to Yourself Under Pressure

Staying true to your values and beliefs can be difficult, especially when you’re under pressure. It might be peer pressure, or maybe it is pressure at work or home. No matter what, when we deny ourselves of acting in accordance with our belief system and our values, we are creating ...
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