The Happy Meme Cult

The happy meme. You know the one. That one all over your Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. The one with that perfect picture, the perfect people, the perfect words. The one that throws out a perfectly crafted quote, as if it were a key to unlock the secrets to happiness, fulfillment…

All you need is love…right?

Tonight, I'm writing about a topic that is truly near and dear to my heart. It's love. More specifically the love found in the relationships we choose to have with one another. Spouses, parents, children, friends. This, is why I do what I do. Now I think it would be…

Let’s Talk About Sex!

Now that I’ve got your attention, I really do want to talk about sex. Probably not in the way you anticipated though. The sex I want to talk about can get someone in big trouble, even land them some jail time. No, I’m not travelling down the road of kink…

When Compassion Hurts

*Possible Trigger Warning*   “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde   Today, all day, I’ve talked to people who have told me how upset, scared, and horrified they are at the recent events that have shaken…

Just what is a Marriage Family Therapist?

I get this question a lot! With so many various types of mental health professionals.  Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Substance Abuse Counselors. It can get pretty confusing when choosing the right type of provider for you . There are quite a…