7 Life Lessons from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

My family loves “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. I can remember being a young kid watching it for the first time and being glued to the screen, enthralled but also a little scared. It was a good kind of scared. I was aware at that moment that this was unlike anything I had ever seen before.Continue reading “7 Life Lessons from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas””

How to have a “Recovery Talk” with your Child

Last week I talked about small failures in parenting and how they are actually a good thing to help you grow as a parent as well as helping your child learn how to cope in an imperfect world.  Now, there are MANY different ways a parent can fail a child. Not all of them requireContinue reading “How to have a “Recovery Talk” with your Child”

How I Treat High Achieving, High Anxiety Women

Every so often, I notice a common theme in my sessions with clients. Some people in the field may call it “projection”, if you’re looking for it you’ll find it. I love working with this population because it’s like holding up a mirror. I have always been high achieving (or high-striving, if you like thatContinue reading “How I Treat High Achieving, High Anxiety Women”

What is the “Good Enough Mother”? by Stephanie Kemme

I spent my life striving for the best. Striving to be the best student, the best athlete, to go to the best schools, and get the best scholarship. Then it was to get the best degree and obtain the best job, to get the best promotions and raises and on and on. I wanted toContinue reading “What is the “Good Enough Mother”? by Stephanie Kemme”

Exploring the Polyvagal Theory with Amy Stenger-Sullivan from Rooted Compassion

For this episode please welcome my friend Amy. Rooted Compassion is the name of her counseling practice and she specializes in the Polyvagal Theory. Amy explains to me what this theory is and why it is so helpful in treating clients but also in our every day lives, especially as moms! Enjoy! Get in TouchContinue reading “Exploring the Polyvagal Theory with Amy Stenger-Sullivan from Rooted Compassion”

How to Have Hard Conversations and Emotions in the Workplace with Emily

Emily Resnick is my guest this week! Emily and I go wayyy back to community mental health counseling before we each moved on to bigger and better things. Emily now works on the suicide prevention team in an agency who specializes on helping veterans. Emily is one of my closest friends and I knew theseContinue reading “How to Have Hard Conversations and Emotions in the Workplace with Emily”

5 Tips for healthier Social Media use

So many of us view our time browsing social media as an “escape”. To an extent, that’s exactly what it is. It is our time to disassociate from our hectic lives and the toddler screaming in our face. But what you are consuming on social media matters. So here are my 5 tips for healthierContinue reading “5 Tips for healthier Social Media use”