Cardio Dates vs. Coffee Dates

Cardio Dates vs. Coffee Dates

If you’ve heard of “blue zones”, then you know that having a strong social network – or finding the right tribe – even if it’s small – can dramatically improve your health. If you haven’t heard of blue zones, they are basically areas of the world where people tend to live the longest and highest quality lives. People living in blue zones...

An EMDR Trauma Therapist's Guide to Self Care

An EMDR Trauma Therapist's Guide to Self Care

My job as a trauma therapist provides me with hope and inspiration that the human body and spirit wants to be whole, happy, healthy and alive…. and it can! Just like my clients it is important for me to practice self care. I know that if I cannot love and take care of myself then I cannot be of much help to others. Here are a few of the ways that I take care of myself...

Your Self-Love Rx

Your Self-Love Rx

Clearly, something isn’t working. You’re trying your best while attempting to maintain sanity - trying to eat healthier, trying to count your steps to walk a little further each day, and trying to stay connected with friends, but you’re treading water - you feel stuck. Well, perhaps it’s time to try something new.

How about a prescription for restoration? Give a little love back… to YOU!

First off, you may be thinking that you don’t have time for something new, or that your brain can’t handle another obligation. I hear you! But...

Clean Out Your Trauma Closet: Do a Life Review with EMDR Therapy

Clean Out Your Trauma Closet: Do a Life Review with EMDR Therapy

Each year brings opportunities for new beginnings. When a new year begins many people see it as a way of starting fresh or starting over, a time of renewal, making resolutions or setting goals, or picking a word that symbolizes their intention for how they want to live in the coming year. A new year can also offer an opportunity to clean out your trauma closet. As each year goes by we accumulate life’s trauma. Trauma is not just...

Cultivating Intention

Cultivating Intention

I’ll admit, my first reaction to hearing the word intention around this time of year usually triggers me to the point of wanting to put my head in the sand. From glittering Instagram posts meant to be inspirational to shiny Facebook ads about weight loss and “New You Intensives!”, the word begins to sound like a sugar coated form of disempowerment, calling me to look for myself outside of myself. A quite undercurrent of shame for not “intending” a better life in the previous year. Ironically...

Make the Most of Winter: A Time for Introspection and Restoration

Make the Most of Winter: A Time for Introspection and Restoration

Make the most of this winter season. Winter is the perfect time for introspection and restoration. It is a time to slow down and to seek inner peace. Many people naturally feel the urge to slow down during the winter, but thanks to the busy holidays, finding the time to look inward and reflect may seem like a daunting task. You can find peace in your life this winter by seeking...