Buffalo Magic

🦬🪄 Look at this beauty I made! I have wanted to attend one of @wildspirityogatx drum making ceremonies for years. I’m so grateful I finally got to have this experience!! I saw her in the pile of hides and immediately knew it was the piece for me to work with. As usual in my lifeContinue reading “Buffalo Magic”

When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely”

Ever on life’s journey of healing, I have found the focus of my “work” this spring has been attending to the wounds of late childhood (8-13). In the past few weeks, this has culminated in several moments of illumination. Like big picture – connect the dots in a way that has been extremely validating toContinue reading “When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely””

Fuck You Greg – Thoughts to gov abbot Regarding Texas SB 8

I’m currently 31 years old. I’ve never had an abortion, as I have never been pregnant. As an emotionally sensitive child, I spent a good amount of my childhood observing how exhausted the adults around me were. My parents were divorced and I was keen enough to pick up on the fact that my presenceContinue reading “Fuck You Greg – Thoughts to gov abbot Regarding Texas SB 8”

My Break Up Letter to Texas

All my life, I have been very proud to be a Texan. I grew up in a suburb of Houston and have never lived farther than a couple hours from the city. I have degrees from Texas A&M #tamu and University of Houston #gocoogs. While I have experienced wanderlust a couple of times in myContinue reading “My Break Up Letter to Texas”

1 Commitment – 6 DBT Skills

Last February as part of my healing journey, I reached out to a couple of local martial arts studios. Two years into active engagement in my shadow work had brought me to a new level of personal understanding. But I was still struggling to let go of the grip the trauma had on my body.Continue reading “1 Commitment – 6 DBT Skills”

Functions of Emotions

Why do we have emotions? Have you ever taken time to ponder that question? Emotions are universal – we all experience them. And yet, they aren’t something we tend to put a lot of thought into. Unless they are creating problems for our lives. Then we head to the therapist office to unpack our emotionsContinue reading “Functions of Emotions”

Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff”

Yesterday, Radical Acceptance was my personal theme from the Universe. I started my work day by reviewing this skill with one of my individual DBT clients. During our discussion of her homework practice, she shared an Ah ha! moment she experienced over the weekend: This skill that isn’t only for the big stuff! It canContinue reading “Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff””

Weighted Blanket for the Win

Sleep – a physiological state of rest during which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes are closed / postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness is suspended. Ask anyone who struggles with depression, anxiety or PTSD about their sleep quality and they’ll likely disclose a litany of issues: Insomnia – difficulty with falling or stayingContinue reading “Weighted Blanket for the Win”

Mindfulness as an Ever Evolving Practice

On a mission to retrieve an Amazon package the other day, I noticed these exquisite butterfly wings amongst the leaves on my porch. In that moment, the end of this lovely being’s life had profound meaning to me. I felt connected to the entirety of the universe and the cycles of life/death & metamorphosis. InContinue reading “Mindfulness as an Ever Evolving Practice”