Not Everyone Is Full of Holiday Cheer

December 15, 2015anxiety, depression, holidays, sadness, sorrow

This time of year can be so joyous, but it can also be a time filled with sorrow and emotional pain. The media shows only one side, and that is painted with almost unattainable perfection. Not everyone is ready for the various celebrations of the holiday season. Many are dealing with serious illness, financial worries, loneliness, … 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

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

November 24, 2014anxiety, blessings, depression, focus, holidays

I want to wish you a happy holiday!  It’s wonderful to have a day set aside to focus on being grateful for the blessings we’ve all been given.  Being grateful is easiest if our lives are full of happiness, though. What if instead, we’re struggling and unhappy, depressed and anxious?  At those time, it can … Read More

My Christmas Wishes for You!

December 23, 2013blessings, happiness, holidays, kindness, love

Not everyone celebrates Christmas.  Many people celebrate various other holidays, depending on their belief systems. If you do celebrate Christmas, though, my Christmas wishes for you are:  that your heart be joyful, your mind be peaceful, your body be full of good health, and your world be safe!  I have many other wishes that I … Read More