Drawing Heals Childhood Wounds & Helps Me Think Better

When I was in eighth grade in 1978-79, at Sequoia Intermediate, in my hometown of Newbury Park, California, I had to choose an elective each semester. I remember the choices of drawing, ceramics, and leather. I don't remember anything about the other subjects offered. "Mom, I want to take the drawing class." "Why? You can't …

Writing Project: A Quick Guide to Starting Your Private Psychotherapy Practice

Have I told you recently that I love writing?!  Fiction, poetry, memoir, journaling... it doesn't matter what I choose to lean into in the moment. I find it all leads me into a mind and body space I want to be in frequently.  I crave it like the chocolate I can no longer eat without …

Grieving Our Loss of Power – 3 Ways to Cope

Millions of people in California are suffering a very real loss of power both physically and psychologically. And we are grieving our loss of power, sense of safety, and for some the loss of a home. In simplified terms, each of us is in various stages of the process. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and eventually …

Adjusting to Retirement: Shift in Identity – A Time For Seniors KAHI Radio Inteview

In September I was interviewed by radio show host Theresa Haleen on A Time for Seniors on KAHI 950am broadcast out of Auburn, California.  The link to the audio is below.  Theresa and I talked about adjusting to retirement. Adjustment is not always easy and there are a myriad of factors that effect a person's quality …

3 Recommended Self-Help E-audio Books from Library

Reading time limited? Budget for books limiting your reading pleasure? Try e-audio and borrow from a library. Using Libby, I listened to a variety of books over the summer then bought hard copies of the ones worth a deeper reading dive. Here are three self-help books worth checking out. Two are written for women and one is written for men and women.