Leaving Behind your Role in your Family System

I wanted to be therapist since I was a young kid. That’s weird, right? For as long as I can remember, this was my dream job. Other kids were dreaming of being professional basketball players, Hollywood movie stars, doctors, etc, and I was dreaming of sitting in an office listening to someone talk about their…

In Order to Follow your Path

    In order to follow your path, sometimes you need to be willing to let go of that which does not serve you. We’ve heard this a million times; I know I have. It sounds great, profound..powerful, but what does it actually mean? It means that you are willing to walk away from others/let…

Myths About High-Functioning Depression

“You don’t seem depressed,”  “What do you have to be sad about?” “But you are so successful,” “You look great, you’re not depressed” are some of the things that are often said to people who experience high-functioning depression. High-functioning depression is very dangerous because most often, people who struggle with it appear to be very…

Taking the First Step Towards Change

“For change to occur in us, we must be willing to enter the wilderness of the unknown and to wander in unfamiliar territory, directionless and often in the darkness….We do not need to keep every little thing under control. In fact, we find ourselves only by allowing some falling apart to happen.” – Maureen Brady…

Life happens when you are Making Grand Plans for it

It feels SO good to write again. Life got so busy in the past year that my writing took a backseat–among many other things! I finally have some more free time again, and I must admit, it is terrifying and lovely all at the same time. It has me thinking a lot about change, and…

Putting out the Energy you want to Receive

We always get back from the universe what we give it. Energy doesn’t lie. I remember the first time someone pointed out to me “You have manifested exactly the life that you wanted to create.” At the time that I was told this, I was having financial struggles and, specifically, she was referring to my…

The Power of Awareness

  Often times, we are clueless about the motivation behind our actions. We can be quick to blame others, to attack others, and to find fault in others. We act, react, and repeat. It’s a cycle. Most of the time, we don’t think too much about the why or how of it.   Life is…