Faith in Something
I have spent most of my adult life struggling with religion while maintaining a decent amount of my own faith. Because frankly, there is nothing like being a mental health therapist who has struggled with infertility to make one doubt
Love the Life You Lead. Spring 2014. DAY ELEVEN: Justine Brooks Froelker
Love the Life You LeadSpring 2014. DAY ELEVENJustine Brooks Froelker What if you feel the fear but choose it anyway? We often times don’t want to admit to ourselves that we always have a choice. Sure, they may be two pretty shitty
The Gravity of Relapse
I am carefully minding the balance between being gentle with myself in that I did the very best I could given the situation I was in and being frustrated that I didn't fight harder for myself and my recovery.
The Myriagon of Ever Upward Light
A myriagon is a polygon with 10,000 sides. A shape that can look much like a circle with as many sides as Ever Upward has now been viewed all over the world in 43 different countries.
Surviving the losses of IVF and accepting a childfree life to redefine family for us has meant we figure out what it means to still have children in our lives. It means living my truth as a woman who wanted,
Even More Than Family: The Power of Connection
Sitting back home in cold, but thank God sunny, Iowa helping my family through a life changing injury and scare I am overwhelmed by the sense of connection and love that has been demonstrated to us in the last four
My Dementor: Shame and Self Doubt
Today I gave a presentation for a Lunch and Learn at a major corporation here in Saint Louis. This is my sixth Lunch and Learn with them. I always have good attendance, great feedback and they actually pay me to
The Paradox of Letting Go: 5 Things We Continuously Hold On To
Letting go is an art we must grapple with, I think, throughout our entire lives if we are going to have any sense of peace, contentment and happiness.
Worth Every Raindrop and Thunder Strike
The work my clients do each week will be the scariest and most difficult of their lives. And yet it can, and will be the work that changes everything. The work that leads them back to their true, whole, healthy