Loss is Loss and Comparison Only Leaves Us Alone In It
I am reminded that there simply are no mistakes made in this life or coincidences. And, that I have amazing people around me in this journey.
Is Recovery Just a Never Ending To Do List?
Sometimes this recovery thing is a real pain in the ass. I've taught it for years. I've really practiced it myself for the last couple. And, I literally talk about it daily to my clients.
Our Infertility Rap Sheets
Ever Upward is growing. My world is expanding. My recovery is strengthening. Which also means my shamed silence is triggered more often. Even though my shame resilience has grown as a result of my practicing recovery.
Change the Why
Saying why can feel accusatory, and when we feel accused our defenses go up which means healthy communication typically becomes even more difficult and can even shut down.
The Childfree Mother-My Messy Beautiful
My messy is the random anger and bitterness that can over take me at times. My messy is the underlying sadness that comes and goes because I didn’t get what I wanted or hoped for.
Tread or Float
For the last 14 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, healthier and whole people. As a mental health therapist I fulfill multiple
Reaching Through the Keyhole of Your Closet
Vulnerability and bravery are also showing up a lot in my office this week.
Embracing It to Truly Let It Go
A client texted me to insist I go see the movie Frozen. She said it is about everything I always talk about in our sessions: accepting ourselves and being vulnerable. She also added that the music was amazing and Olaf the
Resilient Dreams ~ The Essence of Ever Upward
Life is difficult and people are complicated, terrible things happen and none of us come of out this unscathed. All of us have the bumps and bruises of this amazing thing called life.
Fear in Owning My Truth
We are the only ones to make these decisions, for it is our family. We must make them because we know they are right for us. And we don’t owe anyone an explanation as to why we’ve made them and,