• Lessons Learned During the Holidays
    Hi all! I am so sorry I have not blogged in several months. I have been busy with clients & building my practice.  Honestly, I have also been distracted by Read more
  • Grieving the Loss of a Sibling
    As I am finishing up my series of blogs on grief I thought I would end with grieving the loss of a sibling. Sibling relationships are one of the most Read more
  • Grieving the Loss of a Parent
    I think losing a parent at any age is emotionally challenging. Often we don't know what to say. I know when my mother-in-law was battling cancer I was amazed at Read more
  • Grieving the loss of a child
    https://healgrief.org/grieving-the-death-of-a-child/ Grief is very complex. In researching grieving the loss of a child, I was amazed at how different it is given the age & developmental stage your child was in. Read more
  • Helping Our Kids Grieve
    As hard as grief is for an adult, it can be especially challenging for a child. It can be confusing. When I work with kids & family who are grieving, Read more
  • Grief
    This is a painful blog for me to write. I ‘m grieving. I’m grieving the loss of family relationships. I’m grieving the loss of former friends. I’m grieving the loss Read more
  • Parenting Apart During the Holidays
    It is hard to co-parent even when you have a good relationship. I know I have said that before. But it is especially hard when there is tension & the Read more
  • Managing Trauma Symptoms & Triggers During The Holidays
    As we are all preparing for the holidays I thought it was important to talk about managing trauma symptoms & triggers during the holidays. The holidays can be challenging for Read more
  • Managing Tense Relationships During the Holidays
    Let's admit the holidays can be tense & there can be strains in our relationships with family. My sister & I notoriously bickered & argued & my mom would beg Read more
  • Challenges of Parenting During the Holidays
    Parenting is challenging throughout the year but it can be especially challenging during the holiday season. Our kids have holiday break, the weather tends to be cold, wet &/or snowy, Read more
  • Post Holiday Blues
    It is very common to feel sad, tired & even depressed after the holidays. In reality it is common to have those feelings during the holidays too!  The hustle & Read more
  • Vicarious Trauma In Helping Professionals
    I realize I am posting several blogs in a row but I really want to give you as much information as possible about trauma, vicarious & secondary trauma. I am Read more
  • Secondary Trauma & How It Impacts Our Children
    In continuing the discussion of trauma, I want to review secondary trauma & how it impacts our children. The definition of secondary trauma is: secondary traumatic stress is the emotional duress Read more
  • The Importance Of Understanding The Differences Between Secondary & Vicarious Trauma
    In order to begin or continue this discussion about trauma, I think it is important to discuss some of the differences between secondary trauma & vicarious trauma. The terms can Read more
  • Grief & Trauma
    As I was laying in bed this morning, seeing the smokey skies I started thinking about grief. As we are battling & experiencing the wildfires in California I am aware Read more
  • The Emotional Ups & Downs of the Holidays
    As my husband says "Nothing like family to F*@! Up the Holidays!" So many of experience the emotional ups & downs of holidays. Our feelings can vacillate between happiness, excitement, Read more

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