Mental Health | Self-care | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Overwhelmed with the Holiday Season? You Are Not Alone

Ready or not, time is ticking and the holiday season is upon us. Although retailers have us convinced the season started back in October when Halloween decor and candy shared space along Christmas and...

Gratitude | Self-care | Skills and Strategies

How I Practiced Self-Care the Past Three Weeks

The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of activities. I am certain I am not alone. Parents in most of the United States, (I write this as I have many people visiting this site from across the glob...

Self-care | Skills and Strategies

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In the almost two decades of being a therapist, one common theme has prevailed in the therapy session; clients often report embarrassment, shame or feelings of failure for coming to and needing therap...

Self-care | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Part 2: How to Increase Self-Care in Your Life

In last weeks post, Part 1: The Confusion with Self-Care, I introduced, Sarah, a married mother of two, working part-time, experiencing significant stress, decreased energy and little enjoyment in he...

Self-care | Stress in Motherhood

Part 1: The Confusion with Self-Care

Several years ago, I met Sarah*, mother of two school-age children, married for eleven years, working part-time as dental hygienist. Sarah had been referred to me by her primary care physician when he...

Positive Psychology | Self-care | Skills and Strategies

Want to be happy? Start with Gratitude.

What makes you happy? Have you ever thought about actively increasing your happiness? Most people equate happiness with an increase of money and material possessions; a nicer car, bigger house, ...

Self-care | Stress in Motherhood

Are You a Burned-Out Mom?

Do you feel irritated, annoyed or stressed most days? Do you find yourself snapping at your children, partner/spouse, friends or co-workers? Do you feel exhausted most days regardless of how much re...

Self-care

Every Journey has a First Step…

My name is Claire; I am a mother of four girls, ages three to eleven. I am also a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a friend, a sister, a volunteer, and a writer. ...