How to Get Big & Take Up Space, Emotionally Speaking.

Winter is not a stretchy season. It's cold all of the time, and we're indoors alot, and things can start to feel a little cramped. With all this time to huddle up, it's a very good season for some intentional emotional work and self-reflection. How about considering how to take a leap and put yourself … Continue reading How to Get Big & Take Up Space, Emotionally Speaking.

Is the need for control always a bad thing? (Hint: no. It’s not.)

  "Why? Why do I care? Why do I need to make my bed upon rising? More importantly, how can I just roll with it?" I was texting with my friend on the subject of control. Like most regular adult humans, she's had a lifelong love/hate affair with control - wanting more of it in … Continue reading Is the need for control always a bad thing? (Hint: no. It’s not.)

Sing anyway!

My father is the greatest singer in the world. You likely do not believe this, but that is only because you have never heard him sing. I swear to you that it's the truth. When I was growing up, my dad worked for the Atlantic City casinos, in marketing. I don't know why exactly he chose … Continue reading Sing anyway!

In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

  A thought to take us into 2019 (and beyond): What if we resolve (as we tend to do at this time of year) to move into the next year doing the best that we can, for ourselves and for others and for the planet, and call it a day? We don't need to wrestle … Continue reading In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.

In my fifteen years as a clinician, I’ve worked predominantly with adolescents and young adults. I’ve always appreciated teenagers - there is such magic in that developmental period of trying on many different hats and identity exploration. On countless occasions, I’ve had teenagers brought to my office by their parents, seeking support because their child … Continue reading To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.