Emotional Regulation & Art: Using Art As A Coping Mechanism

Have your emotions ever spun out of control? If you are human, of course, they have! Can you believe emotional regulation is something we are not born with? Usually, emotions and moods are used interchangeably.  But today, I want to clarify my perspective of emotions. Continue reading “Emotional Regulation & Art: Using Art As A Coping Mechanism”

Schedule A Session With Me

If you are new to my site, welcome! If you are apart of my social media family, thanks for your continued support!  If you follow me on FB and IG you already know my family and I recently relocated to California. Yep, I am officially a Cali girl for a few years! With such a move, a lot of transitions are happening for us, including my career.  If you have not read my About Me page please check it out.  I discussed my passion and ultimate goal for Therapist Married to Navy. Continue reading “Schedule A Session With Me”

Summer Wedding. Summer Love: Romantic And Memorable Ways Of Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary

Have you found that one who you are ready to spend a couple of forevers with?  I am blessed to say that I married my someone on July 23, 2005.  Marriage surely takes work! But marrying into a military family requires a new role with a new level of unpredictable situations. A military spouse typically learns to adapt to changing schedules, create ways to make life work, while doing some complaining on the side.  I would be remised if I told you, “I don’t complain.”  Because I have complained a lot since being Married to The Navy, there has been plenty of tears shed because things didn’t go Continue reading “Summer Wedding. Summer Love: Romantic And Memorable Ways Of Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary”

3 Tips to Find Your Perfect Job From a Career Coach

There are tons of reasons people find themselves searching for a new job. And, believe me, I’ve heard them all!

“I hate my job…”

 “I need more money and better benefits…”

 “I’m relocating…”

 “I need professional development and growth opportunities…”

 The list goes on and on.

But, regardless of why someone finds themselves scouring job listings, there is a method to the madness that will help them land a job they actually want instead of one they feel obligated to take. Continue reading “3 Tips to Find Your Perfect Job From a Career Coach”

Purposeful Goal Setting: A Guide to Setting & Achieving Goals

We hear a lot about the importance of goal setting.  But many tend to discuss when they achieved their goal versus “how” they achieved their goal.  I for one, am an asker (Ha, is this even a word?).  I love getting ideas from individuals who have achieved a (similar) goal that I may be working towards or have plans to start.  I think many people spend a lot of time thinking about what they want from life and how can they achieve it?  But, many fail to create realistic purposeful goals. Continue reading “Purposeful Goal Setting: A Guide to Setting & Achieving Goals”

Anger Management: Helping Children Manage Anger

Let me just say, my young child comes with a lot of uncontrolled anger! She has definitely tested my “hood” characteristics, lol… frequently and on many occasions.  Therefore, I am practicing what I preach (as a therapist), day in and out!
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How To Get Over Panic Attacks Naturally By Doing 3 Things

I would like to thank Natalie, creator of The Grace Real for taking the time to share her experience and provide strategies to manage panic attacks.  You can find more information about Natalie by clicking the above link.  At the bottom of this article, you can find her bio and more additional links to her social media platforms.


If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you know the horrible feeling of your thoughts, vision, and muscles slowly going out of focus and the world around you fading away as the panic starts to wash over you.  If you want to learn how to get over panic attacks naturally, keep reading… Continue reading “How To Get Over Panic Attacks Naturally By Doing 3 Things”

The Month Of The Military Child: An Interview With Our Five Girls

Military life is something I am extremely passionate about.  I have been “married” to the Navy for almost 14 years.  I have shared with you in Resilience in Military Spouses and Resilience in Military Spouses..Part 2 about some of the sacrifices I have made as a military spouse.  Some will never know what being married to the military (specifically active duty) means. There are definitely pros and cons, thrills and chills associated to military service. Therefore, it is always an honor to talk “military life.”  For many that do not understand the military life, the military (basically) dictates our life (where we live, where the girls’ attend school, if/when we can take a vacation, etc).  Truly, when Chief serves, the Continue reading “The Month Of The Military Child: An Interview With Our Five Girls”

MY MORNING ROUTINE

If you are a person of all things, chances are, you have a routine.  Why? Because creating routines are essential to a successful life.  Sometimes the routine works for you, but there are times you may not work your routine.  In a previous blog, I shared with you the benefits of a routine.  There were some great tips to get you started with your routines in Why Routines Are Important for Your Mental Health.  You can easily integrate some of the tips from that article into your daily routines.  But let’s be honest, being consistent with routines can be difficult.  I am a woman of many tasks as I shared with you in Resilience in Military Spouses and Resilience in Military Spouses..Part 2. Continue reading “MY MORNING ROUTINE”

How Imagination Helps In Raising Children

While raising children, parents need to wear different hats during the day. You need to be a singer, entertainer, dancer to calm your baby, multitasking jangler of different tasks at the same time. Believe me, you learn a lot!
But sometimes general approach just doesn’t work. And the advice you’ve received from your friends, also parents, may not help with your child. This is the time when you as a parent need to discover something new… Continue reading “How Imagination Helps In Raising Children”