The Best New Year’s Resolution…..Ever!

The clock strikes midnight. The new year is welcomed in along with new energy, fresh resolutions and the promise of achieving something we did not the year before.  We are full of energy and determination, the drive towards accomplishment coursing through our veins. This year, like so many others, there will be a myriad of…

Adulting: Great Expectations or Humbug?

The Holidays are around the corner, causing many people to introspect on the months passed with a sense of anxiety and great sadness. One reason behind the melancholy is our tendency to focus on what we don’t have, what we should have, and what we thought we would have by now in our lives. This…

The Healing Power of Animals

I always had a love of animals. Growing up, I experienced some  loss around family pets and was apprehensive about bringing a furry family member into my life as an adult. Even though I really wanted to share my life with a pet, I was deterred by childhood experiences and always put off adopting. At…

Healing and Recovery

Healing and recovery are often viewed as synonymous when we talk about eating disorders and addictions. It is sometimes believed that once you are recovered, you are also healed from the cause of the underlying issue. I wanted to shed light on this topic as this type of thinking can be false, and cause a…

Finding Happiness: The Paradox of Controlling and Letting Go

A big part of why we are unhappy is our belief that we cannot control our lives in the direction we want them to go. The truth, however, is that the way we see/define control is the reason why we cannot move forward.  We either see control a something unattainable, impossible, something we cannot hold…