As I continue to meet with clients, I am noticing patterns in how we are all dealing with the virus. In the beginning, it seemed we were all shocked that this could happen in our lifetime. Then, some were seeing the positives of life slowing down and enjoying the time with family. I heard about… Continue reading A Race Without an End?
Photo by Stanley Morales on Pexels.com A final moment comes like a thief in the night. We do not expect it or see it coming. If we knew that certain moments would be the “last time” then we would relish and linger in them a little longer. We would allow all our senses to take… Continue reading A Historic Time of Worldwide Grief
I used to hear that word and not really know what it truly meant, until I had my daughter. She was my first child. Suddenly, I could almost taste the word. Every moment of her sweet life has been a true pleasure to be a part of, but it keeps changing and that’s the part… Continue reading Bittersweet
This article has been written by Mitzie Beavert & Esther Vanderwal As parents, one of the things we strive to teach our children is to be good citizens. We know the importance of modeling behaviors we want our kids to embrace. Now is the opportunity for modeling those behaviors. We have a captive audience in… Continue reading Power, Love and Sound Judgement
This theme has been present in almost all of my sessions recently. We seem to expect life to go in a linear line and that somehow this is the measure of success. As a parent, I have found myself wanting my children to live their lives in a linear pattern too. I wanted them to go… Continue reading Life is Not Linear
Recently our group has been discussing beginning a new group for singles over 35. I was asked if there was a need to hold a group for singles and if there were real issues to discuss that required support. My answer was that I am positive that at any stage in life, discussion and partnership… Continue reading The Oneness of Single Life
My husband, Barry, and I started Serenity Place, with a vision and mission to help our community through mental health services. We are both committed to helping others in need and wanted to create a space where folks felt comfortable, accepted and safe when seeking services. We strive to have someone be there to answer… Continue reading Our Start and Our Mission
Society's perceptions of the aging process are fraught with conservative, sedentary, and even lonely visions of a grey-haired person sitting in a rocking chair. Quietly watching life play out in front of them; a silent spectator to the view of life. Many feel the pressures to live as a spectator as they grow older. Society… Continue reading Actively Aging
As our business has grown, I am constantly asked why the mental health needs in the community are in such dire need that we need so many therapists. I thought I would address that concern in this blog. There are many reasons why the need has increased. One of the first reasons is that insurance… Continue reading Why The Need for So Many Therapists?
As I look at this picture I see such grace and beauty. I remember a time when I would have overlooked that. As I have gotten older, I appreciate different things. My high school friend, who I recently saw, has developed into such an elegant older woman. Her mannerisms speak of care and gentleness. I… Continue reading Beauty Between the Lines