Navigating Grief

Grief has a way of showing up in our lives at the most unexpected times. Sometimes, we can plan for the grieving process. Such as a planned change of employment, a move to a new community, or a family member dying of cancer. Other times, grief is sudden, unexpected, unwarranted, unplanned, devastating, and traumatic. In this way, grief is unexpected. It can send us into a place we never knew where we could be. It can change the course of our journey and our life forever. As a psychotherapist, I “dance” with… Read More

Self Compassion

If you don’t care for yourself, how do you expect to care for others -Life Lesson Learning to show compassion to yourself, One of the lessons I learned in life is that we are raised to become critical and judgmental of ourselves and others.  From the time we are very young we are inundated with messaging, values, morals, expectations and rules on how we need to act, behave, feel, and learn within our lives.  Don’t believe me? When babies are little, we try to train them on a routine of sleeping and… Read More