Coloring Isn’t Only For Kids

As the owner and operator of a nonprofit for sexual assault and domestic violence warriors, Within Your Reach, it becomes part of my day-to-day life to be contacted or confronted with a warrior, telling me […]

Trigger Season

In the middle of October, I took a trip to my local Wal-Mart looking for a bike lock. As I started walking down towards the outdoors area, I saw a tremendous array of Halloween decorations […]

The Anger Iceberg: On what is truly underneath, and why to accept and let go

If I am being wholly honest with myself, I have not escaped thinking of the emotion of anger for years.  I began graduate school to study Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the fall of 2012; […]

The Importance of “Bottoming Out”

When I left college, I had no idea what was ahead. I graduated with a degree in Radio/TV/Film, with Honors and New Media concentrations. Sounds ideal, since video production is exactly what I wanted to […]

Making the Connections

I will admit that this website drastically surpassed any expectations I ever had. This  initially started off as an idea that my counselor and I discussed to simply share my thoughts on self-care. I figured […]

Cognitive Flexibility

The tardigrade, aka “water bear,” is one of the most resilient animals ever discovered. Tardigrades are microscopic, eight-legged, segmented creatures discovered back in 1773, but only recently are scientists beginning to understand its capabilities. They […]

Acceptance of the Unknown

Mankind’s greatest fear is that of the unknown. However, the unknown encompasses every aspect of our daily lives. There are problems that we cannot pinpoint. We are unsure of how someone might react to our […]