Mental Health Begins Before Birth

Mental health begins before birth. It’s true. Think of it like gardening. You can’t plant seeds in infertile soil and expect them to grow, right? Gardeners know that soil preparation is very important if you want a good harvest. Growing humans is the same. The time to prepare is well before any seeds are planted. […]

Love Increases When Judgment Decreases

It’s easy to fall in love, isn’t it? You meet someone with whom you experience wild chemistry. You can’t get enough of him. He can’t get enough of you. It doesn’t matter what you do, you just want to be together. And then something happens to change that. Instead of pushing everything aside to be […]

What Are Your Invisible Rules?

People┬ámake meaning out of things to help them make sense of the world. We all construct reality different. Our brains take in information and use whatever else is in our memory banks to decide what the information means. This process results in invisible rules. These invisible rules can either help us or hurt us. When […]

How to Get a Good Night Sleep

Sleep is so underrated as an indicator of overall health. When you sleep well, so many wonderful things happen in your body that make your body feel better, your mind work better, and give you the opportunity to feel more present and connected. Here are some of the benefits of a good night sleep: As […]

Is Anybody Normal?

My client’s are so insightful! They ask the most fabulous questions. One recent question was, “Is anybody normal?” I can see why she’d ask that question. We live in a society where it seems like everyone is on an antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. Lots of people report having dysfunctional families. Substance abuse abounds. Relationships can […]

Why Therapy Doesn’t Work

Have you ever wondered why therapy doesn’t work? Why do some people have problems that don’t seem to go away? Why do some people seem to get labeled as “noncompliant” while others seem to follow all suggestions? There are actually really good reasons why therapy doesn’t work. Here are a few: “Noncompliant” Clients When someone […]

What To Do When You Can’t Afford Counseling

Professional counselors definitely have their role in health and wellness. They give you support, teach skills, give you motivation and encouragement to keep going, provide interventions that improve functioning, and challenge you to move beyond your present level of functioning. But what can you do when you can’t afford counseling? The American Holistic Health Association […]

What is “Holistic?”

I was exhibiting at an event recently when someone came up to me and asked, “What is holistic?” Whoa. I thought that we’d moved into a time where everyone was aware of what it meant to be holistic even if they chose not to embrace it. Apparently I’ve been living in a bubble. For those […]

Dream Therapy for Self-Growth

I think everyone is familiar with Sigmund Freud and his use of dreams to psychoanalyze people. Most therapists today no longer use this tool; however dream therapy is still useful. The clients I work with often love to use their dreams as therapy because it is such a personal approach. There are two important things […]

A Holistic View of the “Highly Sensitive Person”

There is this new mental health diagnosis (it’s not officially recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) going around called the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I’d like to present a holistic view of the “Highly Sensitive Person” here because I am hearing things about this spread by “experts” that are simply not […]