What Do We All Need?

July 19, 2017connections, empowerment, love, well-being

So many people in this world feel alone!  Sometimes our biological family is either unhealthy, unavailable, or just not enough to fulfill our needs for whatever reason.  To give ourselves permission to create a chosen family, is to give ourselves the power to better meet our needs.  It also gives us the power to be … Read More

The Election Aftermath

November 10, 2016anxiety, connections, depression, fears, stress

Our election is over!  I was looking forward to having the mean-spirited, contentious campaigning behind us.  Like so many others, I was very tired of all of the harsh political ads, and the biased, angry social media posts.  I wanted to have the election process done.  I wanted our focus to return to more normal, … Read More

Thanksgiving and Our Many Blessings

November 24, 2015blessings, connections, depression, holidays, santa barbara therapist, self-talk, sorrow, stress management

We shouldn’t need a special day  to think about our blessings, but Thanksgiving does tend to turn our thoughts toward being grateful.  It’s easy to do that when things are going well.  But what about when we’re overwhelmed with struggles? I think that’s when remembering to count our blessings is more important than ever!  Our … Read More