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Time to Fight!

Not all daughters have the benefit of having a relationship with their father as I did.  I am a first born and the first grandchild on my dad’s side. Dad was a strong man.  The Peters are a strong paternal family.  My dad and my uncle both had two girls so that means the Peters name will not be carried...[ read more ]

My Mom, stress, priorities, and a clean house

I encourage people who are grieving to allow themselves to experience the loss of a loved one. So, I figured it was time for me to ponder my Mom who passed in February of 2017. As I was settling into her loss this evening, I was breathing in lavender and relaxing by a candle. It was in this moment I...[ read more ]

Grief & Relationships: How Your Relationships Might Change When Facing Grief

Experiencing the death of a loved one is often the biggest challenge a person faces. Grieving can feel overwhelming and consume every facet of your life. It is during this time that you need the comfort of others the most, and yet social connections often feel strained as your relationships and social network seem to be flipped upside-down. Here are...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Partner

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is famous for having said, “Into each life some rain must fall,” meaning life is always going to throw us some heartache. This same sentiment can be said about relationships. Into each one some irritability, frustration and overall blah-ness tends to fall. But while it’s common for all couples to go through “the blahs,” you don’t have...[ read more ]

Treat Yourself: The Importance of Putting Yourself First & Self Care

Most children are brought up to be kind and respectful of other people. They are taught to consider others’ feelings and help those in need. But when it comes to taking care of themselves, many people lack the ability to put their own needs first. To some, the concept of self-care is as foreign as the language and customs of...[ read more ]

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, or EMDR, is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. It has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. What Issues Can EMDR Treat? EMDR is used to treat a variety of mental health issues including: – Panic attacks – Complicated grief – Dissociative...[ read more ]

To Age Well, You’re Gonna Need Friends

How many times do we hear about senior citizens who move cross-country to be closer to children and grandchildren? Maybe this person will see their family on a daily or weekly basis. But then again, maybe it won’t be that often, and now they’ve given up their social life and are far away from friends. As an older person, what’s...[ read more ]

When a Family Member Becomes an Addict

Addiction doesn’t just affect those who are abusing drugs or alcohol, it affects everyone around them as well. When a family member becomes an addict, it is often hard to know the right thing to say or how to act around them. But there are things you can do to help your loved one and yourself during this critical time....[ read more ]

My Mom, stress, priorities, and a clean house

I encourage people who are grieving to allow themselves to experience the loss of a loved one. So, I figured it was time for me to ponder my Mom who passed in February of this year. As I was settling into her loss this evening, I was breathing in lavender and relaxing by a candle. It was in this moment...[ read more ]

How to Create an Authentic Life

If creating an authentic life were easy, everyone would be doing it. Sadly, life has a way of pushing us off track, having us focus on extrinsic motivations as opposed to our intrinsic desires and dreams. Why does this happen? When we’re young, no one really tells us the importance of living authentically. We’re told other things are important, like...[ read more ]



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