What Loss Has Taught Me About Life.

I think we can agree that 2020 has not been the start of a new decade we expected. And though the pandemic and killer bees scare me as much as the next person, what I wake up everyday wondering is who am I going to lose next. Who will I receive a phone call, text […]

If I had a dime…

… for every time I heard someone say “I can’t wait for things to go back to normal…” I’d be able to afford the amount of canned goods and Clorox wipes I’ve been buying. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve said it too and (not so) secretly still wish it. But the fact of the […]

How Am I Expected To Stay In Recovery During A Pandemic?!

As I settled into my mat this afternoon, my yoga instructor encouraged us all to focus our intentions onto letting go of something we have been gripping onto. I closed my eyes, brought my hands to my heart, and started crying. I was alone and in my bedroom, not at the studio surrounded by the […]

Holi-Do’s and Don’ts

Do ask me how I am feeling. Don’t comment on what I am wearing or how my body looks. Do engage me in conversation about my goals and hobbies. Don’t walk on egg shells around me just because you know I may feel overwhelmed by the food that surrounds us. Speaking of food, DON’T ask […]

Kristy’s road to trauma recovery: “I can overcome this; I can stand up again.”

Posted on 04/03/19 02:01:pm It’s estimated about 5 million adults in the U.S. are affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year. PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event like a life-threatening accident, physical or sexual assault, the sudden death of a loved one, combat, a motor vehicle accident, or a natural […]

You Still Need To Eat Breakfast.

Dear 8, Please go tell your aunt how scared you are to keep eating. She might be the only one who listens. Dear 12, I’m so sorry that you feel uncomfortable in all of your clothes. I’m even more sorry that nobody was there to hug away some of that discomfort. Dear 15, It’s been […]

What They Forgot To Teach You.

394,200. 394,200 minutes. That’s nearly 27 months’ worth of time. 27 months spent in classrooms, advisor offices, internship sites, interviews, and observation labs. And this was just graduate school. 394,200 minutes and I can count on 1 hand how many of those were dedicated to truly teaching what it really takes to be an effective […]

Don\’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

November is a great month in a lot of ways – fall is out in full force, pumpkins are gracing front steps, and let’s not forget the incredible magic of putting on that super comfy sweatshirt during the first 60 (ok 50) degree day. But fall, in all its transition with back to school and […]

Don\’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

November is a great month in a lot of ways – fall is out in full force, pumpkins are gracing front steps, and let’s not forget the incredible magic of putting on that super comfy sweatshirt during the first 60 (ok 50) degree day. But fall, in all its transition with back to school and […]