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Mother's Day
Mother's Day Musings
finding grace in the void.
Lessons in Grief
Lessons in Grief
Navigating loss as a human, therapist, and friend.
The (in)Justice System
The (in)Justice System
Reflections on rape convictions in the wake of Weinstein: Justice withdrawn and justice withheld.
Connection at Coffee
Connection at Coffee
Why I’m an Unapologetic Baby Flirt I’m sitting at a coffee shop in the mild Spring sunshine, sipping my guilty pleasure and responding to emails when a toddler walks by, hand stretched upward to grasp...
When Winter Lasts Too Long
When Winter Lasts Too Long
Reflections on suicide in the wake of loss. I stand in tadasana, facing the towering San Bernardino mountains, their peaks glistening in late-Winter snow, my bare feet imprinting in the soft green grass....
“My boyfriend is always lying to me
“My boyfriend is always lying to me. I never know if I can trust him"
“Is he mentally ill? Should I be more understanding of this or am I right to feel as angry as I do? What’s going on?” Pathological lying is not a mental health disorder in itself but is a symptom...
The Courage to Take up Space
The Courage to Take up Space
One of the devastating costs of living with an emotionally abusive gaslighter is the doubt that seeps in.
The Courage To Be True
The Courage to be True
“Lucy has been in a terrible car accident. She is in the ICU in a coma. Please pray.” It was an email that stopped you dead in your tracks. Fear, horror, dread: my loved one might die. Dear God. The...
What do you do when you feel lonely
What do you do when you feel lonely?
A writer recently asked me this question. What do you, as a therapist, do when you feel lonely? As both writer and therapist, I get where she’s coming from: both professions offer the privilege of independent...
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