You Don’t Have to Earn What You Love

I think a lot of people are still waiting for some imagined future before incorporating more of what they love into their day to day life. Whether that imagined future involves retirement, summer vacation, when your kids graduate, when you partner/marry, when you separate or divorce, or when you lose weight or gain muscle…when we … Read more

Walk at Your Pace

Since the day before Thanksgiving, I have increased my physical activity. I have been going for walks at my local YMCA on the indoor track. The track is above the basketball court. You can look down onto the court while walking and observe everything. The “Y” is a wonderful bright spot in my community. The … Read more

Why I’m Not Going to Therapy

Earlier this year, I was considering going to a cancer support group. I thought that being in a group with people who are oncology patients might help me learn how to be with this reality. I also considered a caregiver support group for people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s dementia, because the unique pain … Read more

Lifeboats, Boundaries and Self Preservation

Recently I made the difficult decision to reduce my sense of responsibility for someone I love. It was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in a long line of challenging life circumstances. It is a problem that so many people face on a day to day basis. Our therapy clients come in with … Read more