1. Making Impressions

    When I was five years old I received a black and yellow Tonka bulldozer as a Christmas gift.  On my hands and knees, I pushed that thing everywhere pretending to be a one man road crew!  One day I noticed an actual work crew in our neighborhood installing a new sidewalk.  Eager to get in on the a…Read More

  2. What Isn’t Cancelled?

    After months of changes in typical procedures, we are all beginning to acclimate to changes and cancellations. This lighter post serves to remind us that everything is not cancelled.  Sometimes we just need to change our lens to look for the things we can appreciate this summer. So what isn’t can…Read More

  3. Pass the Potato Salad

    Pass the Potato Salad, but Hold the Opinions This weekend people will gather, in state-approved group numbers, to celebrate our nation’s Independence.  Some community events may still happen as usual while others may be cancelled this year.  But one celebration likely to happen regardless is the…Read More

  4. Tending your soul during a pandemic

    Soul. What is it? Though we see it in Facebook memes, sing songs about it, and know we have one, what exactly is it? Merriam-Webster gives this as the first definition of “soul”: the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life In a word, it’s the part of y…Read More

  5. Cave Considerations

    Cave Considerations Across the last few blog posts we have addressed the pandemic caused by coronavirus and the impact COVID-19 has had on our society and the global community. We discussed ways you could choose to respond and ways you can take care of your physical body during this time. Today, gue…Read More

  6. Time to check-in…with yourself!

    “How are you doing?” Have you asked that question to family or friends lately via phone, text or Zoom? Several weeks into a “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” situation have you asked that question of yourself? How are you doing? In the previous post we discussed ways in which you can …Read More

  7. Pandemic Pandemonium

    How are you choosing to respond to COVID-19? What a difference a week makes! This time last week people were still gathering in restaurants and public spaces. This week we have all learned the impact of our new vocabulary: work-from-home, shelter-in-place, social distancing and homeschooling. Most o…Read More

  8. Top 6 Myths About PTSD

    The brain is a very complex organ that even scientists and medical professionals don’t fully understand. So it’s reasonable that there are misunderstandings when it comes to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Even people who are struggling with symptoms have a hard time understanding what …Read More

  9. Handling PTSD During the Holidays

    The holidays can be challenging under normal circumstances, but when adding a mental illness like PTSD to the mix, the time between early November and the beginning of a new year can feel like hell. Depending on the trauma that was experienced, there can be a wide range of triggers that can cause fl…Read More

  10. PTSD Treatments: What is EMDR

    The brain is an organ that scientists and medical professionals are still studying and still have much to learn. Because PTSD is a disorder that involves various sections in the brain, treatment isn’t always as easy as taking medication to reduce or eliminate symptoms. That’s why it’s so impor…Read More

  11. Understanding PTSD and its Symptoms

    Even though we often associate trauma and PTSD with soldiers who have encountered war, nearly anyone can experience a traumatic event that can have lasting effects. From auto accidents, to abuse, rape, the loss of a job, the sudden loss of a loved one, and many other situations or events can cause t…Read More

  12. Don’t Make It Temporary, Stay In Therapy

    If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness or are going through a tough time, chances are that you’re going through therapy or it’s been suggested that you go to therapy. That’s great! As you can imagine, we’re big proponents of going to therapy. In today’s blog we’re going to talk…Read More