My ADHD Life Hacks – It’s All About Being Effective

This week one of my clients inquired about my ADHD and how I manage my schedule/life to be most effective to my neurodiverse needs. My initial response was – I’m not sure how much extrapolative advice I can give. Due to early experiences of burnout cycles in my career, I’ve spent years tailoring my lifeContinue reading “My ADHD Life Hacks – It’s All About Being Effective”

When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely”

Ever on life’s journey of healing, I have found the focus of my “work” this spring has been attending to the wounds of late childhood (8-13). In the past few weeks, this has culminated in several moments of illumination. Like big picture – connect the dots in a way that has been extremely validating toContinue reading “When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely””

Happy Pride Y’all

I wanted to share this IG post with y’all as well. I realize I have not shared much (if any) about this aspect of my identity & June is the month to do it 😊🏳️‍🌈 I received this message this morning. Boy did it bring out the boo-hoo’s in me!! This is the first timeContinue reading “Happy Pride Y’all”

What do you mean I’m DEPRESSED?

Last Tuesday, my boyfriend called me out on some shit. His exact word’s: “You’ve been incredibly irritable for weeks and you’re not sleeping – I think you’re depressed.” He hit the nail on the head. The funny thing – it had never crossed my mind – the LPC who has dealt with depression for theContinue reading “What do you mean I’m DEPRESSED?”

Looking Back – It’s All in Your Perspective

My 31st birthday was this weekend. Birthdays are always a time of reflection for me & thanks to technology (Facebook memories) its a point in the year that I always have lots of past data to reference back to. Looking at pictures from my 25, 29 & 30 birthday all brought back memories of aContinue reading “Looking Back – It’s All in Your Perspective”

Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak

The warranty on my car is about to run out & it has been having a couple of intermittent issues. Since I didn’t have any face-to-face sessions or parties booked for my side gig this week, I thought I’d save a couple of hundred bucks by not getting a rental that I didn’t really need.Continue reading “Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak”

A Spiritual Pilgrimage on Your Journey to Wellness

Faith is a touchy topic for me. While my trauma history (and other events of my childhood) left me distrusting of organized religious practice, my understanding of mental health accepts that spirituality is a vital component of a wellness driven life. I’ve got plenty of personal hangups regarding the Christian faith. The events of myContinue reading “A Spiritual Pilgrimage on Your Journey to Wellness”

Speak your Truth! (& clear your throat chakra)

One of my goals for the year is to work on opening my throat chakra. For those of you who don’t speak metaphysics, this is really just a whoo-whoo way of saying – I’m working on the skill of speaking my truth more freely. I like to think my verbal communication skills are on point.Continue reading “Speak your Truth! (& clear your throat chakra)”

Healing thru Hair?!? How my Dreads are Part of my Trauma Journey

My first semester at Texas A&M I regularly crossed paths with this beautiful red-headed woman with dreadlocks.  From the moment I saw her, my spirit was excited by her.  This lovely hippie soul STOOD OUT in the conservative, deep-south of the early 2000’s.  In my mind, she is embodiment of health and self-confidence.  For many years she has actedContinue reading “Healing thru Hair?!? How my Dreads are Part of my Trauma Journey”

Adios 2019 – I’m Happy to See You Go

It is January 1, 2020.  Lets just say 2019 is a year I am grateful to be leaving in the past.  Very few aspects of my life bear any resemblance to the life I naïvely believed I had built just twelve months ago.  It was an ugly and painful year that came with a side of destruction. AsContinue reading “Adios 2019 – I’m Happy to See You Go”