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Continuing to Thrive: The New Normal

Posted by on April 22, 2020 at 12:55 AM

Continuing to Thrive: The New Normal


The events of the last many months have created survivors and thrivers of each of us. In our own way, we are each learning how to navigate a new world and new systems. We are creating a New Normal. We will not go back to "the way things were," and we will no...

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Thriving at Home

Posted by on March 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Tips for Thriving at Home:

Our world is in crisis facing the current pandemic and mandates for social distancing. This amounts to our communities, our employment and our families being in crisis. As we shelter in our homes and learn how to be web-based in most everything that we do, we are not only distancing, we are isolating. We are vulnerable to symptoms of depression and anxiety. We need to reorganize the way we take care of our families a...

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12 Months of Wellness: April

Posted by on March 5, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Here comes Spring!

April is our opportunity to focus on Being Active! 

The idea of starting a...

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12 Months of Wellness: March

Posted by on February 22, 2018 at 12:15 AM

March is for restfulness.

This month, let's focus on


So, why choo...

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12 Months of Wellness: February

Posted by on January 12, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Here Comes February 2018!

We made it through the first month of 2018! I hope you found last month's ideas related to creativity inspiring in some way and were able to express some of your creative self, expand some of your previous endeavors or remember old skills. I will be writing a blog every month to provide some direction in continuing to hone and enhance wellness in your life over the remainder of 2018. There are many months left, so let's get...

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12 Months of Wellness: January

Posted by on January 3, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Welcome to 2018!

This year I am writing a series of blogs related to creating wellness in a variety of ways in your life. By no means do I think that wellness is as simple as a short blog once a month. However, I am hopeful that the ideas shared each month might provoke you to make small and meaningful changes in your life. I am also hopeful that these changes, spread out over a year, may lead to increased health and wellness for you ...

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Holiday Grief: Permission

Posted by on December 16, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (4678)

Grief can put us on the outside, looking in; stuck in a monochrome world of grays.
From the outside, the holidays appear joyful, life-giving and full of family and friends. Many people experience the holidays just as they appear. For others, that joyfulness is witnessed, not experienced.

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WeCounsel: Web-Based Psychotherapy Services

Posted by on December 5, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (886)

Web-Based Psychotherapy is a great option for many people seeking mental health services in rural communities, like those around Flagstaff, AZ, or folks with limited ability to leave their homes. I have recently found that it is also a wonderful way to survive the occasional snow storm. 

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Stop Bullying: Mental Health Professionals Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Posted by on December 2, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (598)


I recently had the opportunity to speak at the NARBHA 50th Anniversary Conference for Health and Well-Being. It was a humbling honor to be asked to be a voice for the LGBTQ Comm...

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