The Hand We Are Dealt

I once heard Amy Morin, LCSW, being interviewed on a podcast. She posed the following question:  How do I live my life based on the hand I was dealt? Something to think about! Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com With social comparison, social media and advertising efforts, many people are led to believe they are …

I decided

Ever so often I hear my clients or friends say this phrase, “I don’t have a choice." I’m always stumped by the statement because it seems as though people don’t realize that they always have a choice. When you are faced with adversity, you might not always recognize all the options in front of you …

That’s life!

I hear this phrase often from parents of teens in my office and even outside of work with friends with teen-aged children. It’s what is said when the teen is complaining about how hard it is to manage their responsibilities. It's sometimes hard to hear because I personally feel as though the teen's emotions are …

Jada’s Story

I have the opportunity to work with some pretty strong children who have been challenged with some tough situations early on in their lives.  This is a story about a resilient girl who started life a little rough.  She found out that I write about families and children on my blog and wanted me to …