Becoming a parent can include a variety of challenges and distress. It’s so important that we take care of ourselves, but often we don’t even know where to start. Read more

What comes to mind when you think of postpartum depression?

Maybe a news story of someone hurting their kids or a new mom struggling with the transition into motherhood. Read more

Postpartum depression

Postpartum Awareness

It’s hard to believe that the birth of a baby would bring emotions other than joy, elatement, and hope. Read more

What’s normal? How do I move on from here? When will life ever get better? What are other people going to think? How can I ever by myself again? Why?? Read more

Last night, a little picture of my right rear tire came on my dash. Les Schwab had been closed for a half hour. One of their techs came out anyway, checked my tire pressure and tire integrity, and added air. The light went off and I didn’t have to call roadside assistance or have my husband pack up our little girls and come get me on a cold, dark evening, only having to figure out transportation in the morning. I got home safely to my warm home where my husband and tiny daughters were waiting. Read more

More joy. More peace. More hope. More connection.

Safe to say we all want them. How do we get them?
Building joy and peace in life, comfort in our own skin, being able to live according to our values is largely dependent on our habits of responding to ourselves, others, and situations. Read more

Bio Feedback

How Biofeedback can be helpful

A few years ago, I was in grad school beginning my career as a counselor. I was excited about making a difference in people’s lives. I was learning exciting new words and techniques to help people with their problems. And as a fellow human Read more

Escaping Our Shame

Escaping Our Shame

Many of us carry shame. Shame that represents our mistakes, family secrets, or identity. Sometimes we know exactly what we need to do to move forward in life and other times life feels like a constant struggle to keep our shame managed. Read more