Collaborative Divorce: Limiting the Costs of Divorce

As a play therapist since 2001 and a private practitioner since 2003, watching divorce from the sidelines has been a large part of my job-both litigious and collaborative divorce. Working with the kids and parents to assist in the transition, I get a close up view of...

When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

How long has it been since you last saw an advertisement for food or a diet that promised you everything you ever wanted by eliminating an ingredient, a food group, or following a set of rules? I'd say you're lucky if you can make it more than a day without these...

Compulsive Behavior: Making Sense

There are times when we do things that just don't make sense to us. Something happens, and we just find ourselves feeling, thinking, or behaving in ways that we don't want to. But somehow both the actions and the thoughts and feelings that follow seem...

Self-Care VS The Glorification of Busy

Lately it seems like busyness, stress, and lack of self-care have become status symbols. Particularly in America, if you aren't busy all the time, if you get 8 hours of sleep, if you aren't stressed out, it can feel like you aren't working hard enough based on...

Bullet Journal: Journal for Mental Health

In case you missed it, I wrote a blog earlier, "Planning With Intentionality," giving an introduction to the bullet journal, as well as some basics for starting one. It is essentially a do-it-yourself planner, but it can be used for much more than simply planning. The...

Planning with Intentionality: Bullet Journaling

We've all been there: you make plans with the best of intentions, even putting them into the calendar on your phone, and you insist that you won't forget. The day comes around, you are sitting at home and get a message from your friend asking where you are, and you...

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