Why Journal?

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth Have you ever thought of journaling? Maybe a therapist suggested...

Demystifying EMDR

"So much past inside my present." ~ Feist Do you ever feel like there are parts of you stuck in the past? Maybe you experienced an event...

In Times of Crisis

As a member of the Boulder community, I am devastated by the tragedy that occurred this week at King Soopers supermarket. We lost 10...

Strengthening Resilience

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese samurai poet) Sometimes the barn burns...

Working with Shame

I talk a lot about shame with my clients. I see shame as the core of so much of our suffering and pain. What is shame? Shame is the...

Racial Trauma Is Real

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. Dion Johnson. These are just a few of the names of the Black lives taken by...

15 Signs of Unresolved Trauma

Over the weekend I attended the 31st Annual (and first virtual!) International Trauma Conference hosted by the Trauma Research Foundation...

Surviving Uncertainty: Showing Up

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” ~ Brené Brown What does it mean to show up? How do we show...