May is Mental Health Month. So many people deal with various emotional/mental health challenges. It’s vitally important that we improve our understanding of what it’s like to struggle with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc. The prevalence of these disorders is widespread, and almost all of us have either … Read More
My New Website Is Live Now!
I’m so excited to share with you that my new website is now a reality! This is something that I’ve thought about doing for a long time. My old website was created many years ago. It felt out-of-date, and had a few idiosyncrasies that were very frustrating for me. As I’ve mentioned quite a few … Read More
I’m Ready to Literally Walk My Talk!
It’s so important to me to be genuine and authentic in all parts of my life. When I’m sitting with a client, it’s particularly crucial that they feel they can trust me. I usually feel very comfortable with that. Sometimes, though, when I hear myself telling someone how important it is to get out and … Read More
Coming Together to Create Change!
I love the energy that gets exchanged when people come together to discuss something meaningful! This morning I met with Kevin Bourke, of Bourke Wealth Management, and Naomi Kovacs, of Santa Barbara Village. Both Kevin and Naomi are wonderful people, who care about the seniors of our community, and work toward improving their lives in … Read More
Struggling to Meet the Needs of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Daunting Task for Caregivers
Alzheimer’s is a very cruel disease! It robs not only the person afflicted with it of anything resembling a normal life, but, over time, it also severely impacts the caregiver. I’ve been away from home the last week and a half, trying to help my sister meet my stepfather’s needs. He is 90 years old, … Read More
What Happens When We Consistently Reject What Is?
We suffer when we’re unable to accept reality for what it is! I don’t mean that we should go around like Pollyanna, seeing everything as if it were perfect, and living in our own amazing, technicolor, fantasy bubble. I just mean that when we aren’t able to accept what is, we become depressed, anxious, and … Read More