A Weird Spot
For a long time, mental health concerns was the white elephant in the room. It wasn’t spoken about. It was something people hid. It was considered imaginary or…
Thriving Growth – Tell Me How You Feel and What You Think!
Ever Upward, the blog, has changed my life. It has been ever influential in my healing process and recovery. It has brought so many amazing people, new and old, into my life. And, it seems to be helping some people along the
Resolve to Know More Than One Happy Ending
This week was National Infertility Awareness Week and it seems I needed the whole week to allow the theme of Resolve to Know More to really sink into my soul so my message could be clear. Especially considering that everything
A First for Me – The Liebster Award
It is with a full heart and soul of gratitude to Spirit Baby Come Home for nominating me for my first blogging award. Thank you does not seem sufficient, thank you. The Liebster Award is a way for smaller blogs
My True Witness of 30 Years
We've known each other since we were four years old. She can tell you every single memory of our lives; what we were wearing, who was there, what was said and the craziness that ensued.
Witnessing courage in others; through the work of my patients, through my own loved ones and through amazing people like Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and Glennon Melton helps us all to believe in our own power to change our lives.
The Almost Enough Moments
You know those moments where you look up (to who or whatever you believe in, for me it is God) and say okay, I get it. I would not have this if that had all worked out. Or I would
The Authentic Therapist
I have faith there will be a day when we all have a therapist we work with sporadically throughout our lives. Because life is hard and people are complicated. And to have someone outside of your friends and family to
Mourning What Should Have Been
A significant part of me cringes as I put the word should in the title of this post. As a therapist who works some using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I have attempted to erase should from my vocabulary. I also
More Than Brevity
Taking the scariest step in my short writing career, I nearly panicked when I submitted to a well known mom blog as a childfree mother.