Counseling Conversations | Parenting in a Pandemic

Just as much as we are processing all that is going on in the world, they are processing too. Here’s the question, how can I help my kids process…


Lessons I’m (Still) Learning from My Mom: COVID-19 Edition

I recently had a chance to spend some extra quality time with my mom. Yes, amid the coronavirus quarantine, my little family has had the bonus of a…


In the midst of chaos, how can you ‘return to center’?

The email from the school district came through saying that schools are closed “indefinitely.”  In the blink of an eye, I became a teacher…


Harmful Help vs. Helpful Help

“Relationships are messy.”  These were the words my therapist shared with me years ago.  Actually, no. It’s never going to be necessary for this…


Super Heroes and Scaredy Squirrels

In my mind, I really do want to be Wonder Woman—the greatest superheroine ever.  As a young girl, I was enamored by Lynda Carter with all……


Listen “Up”

“I didn’t hear you.” “But I told you three times.” “You don’t have to yell at me.” “I don’t want to, but you won’t listen.” “I’m busy…


When Shining Shoes Changes Lives

A seventy-six-year-old man from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lived a modest life by the world’s standards. Struggling with learning disabilities, he…


The Gift of Inclusion

I can trace it back to about second grade. That’s my first memory of some kids being included while others were left out. Here’s how it went. The…


Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes

There is a new superhero on television. Supergirl has been a surprise hit this fall, especially with the boys. Most super heroes are masculine and…