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The Parental Impact

In the 1960s Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist, and later in the 1980s, Maccoby and Martin, helped to define four styles of parenting. What is important about this is understanding how we parent or how we were parented can help us…

Own Your Life

I’ve been working with several individuals lately around the concepts of victimization and ownership and I suspect there are others who also struggle with creating these boundaries within their own lives. To define these terms I think it’s…

Mental Wellness for Chronic Illness and Disability

Do you have a chronic illness or disability? Chances are that if you personally don’t, you know someone who does. What I’ve come to discover in my own journey with a physical disability is that no one tells you about the mental health…

Challenge Your Love

We are living in a world with a great divide.  Obviously, this is something that is not new, but it is certainly in the limelight currently with the potential to encourage genuine change, not only in America but in the world.  Where…

The Narrative of Suffering

What narrative have you created around this time in our history? Are you feeding into strong political leanings? Are you feeling threatened? Are you disconnecting, not only physically, but emotionally from those you pass by? What is true…

New Discoveries

In the midst of the pandemic, where few things are normal, I believe we’ve all been offered an alternate perspective from which to view our lives. Being quarantined, our worlds become much smaller, and our habits much more evident. Perhaps…

Is It Really Free?

I ride the Colorado Springs city bus two days a week to get to my internship. After a few weeks, the first bus driver asked me if I was catching the next bus on the route. He then offered to radio ahead to that bus and ask them to wait for me…

Go Beyond the Like

Imagine someone you consider a social butterfly. You likely conjure to mind a person whom you believe to be incredibly invested in their social interactions; who seems to invest time in cultivating relationships with others. In envisioning…

Good Grief

A dear friend of mine passed away a couple of days ago and I find myself pierced with grief.  It’s a full mind, body, spirit engulfment, isn’t it?  It takes you deep within to those spaces within yourself that hold memories that both heal…

From The Muck

What do you believe to be true about your mental health?  Where do you see yourself on a range of wellness and disorder?  Do you feel yourself wavering at times? Do you trust in your mental health?  How do you feel you process your emotions?…