I Got Married During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Last April, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! After changing the date many, many times, we settled on April 18, 2020. However, as you already know, the world entered a pandemic surrounding COVID-19. Coronavirus infiltrated the United States in 2020 and the government began…

6 Tips For Coping During COVID-19 From A Christian Counselor

As you may know, my full time job is actually as a mental health counselor. During these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, the practice I work at has already shifted to offering only telehealth services. Like many others around the globe today, I am also confined to my apartment, working from home and only interacting with…

I Challenged Myself To Not Complain For 24 Hours… Here’s How It Went!

Yesterday morning as I headed to Starbucks, I was listening to the radio. I was actually listening to my favorite morning radio show called The Bert Show. On the show this particular morning, one of the radio hosts was discussing a challenge she had recently taken upon herself, which was to not complain for 24…

What To Do When Life Keeps Knocking You Down

Last week was rough. I cannot go into descriptive detail about all that I was facing and what was running through my mind, but you can definitely say that my anxiety was rearing its ugly head. And honestly, that made me feel pretty down. My anxiety hadn't skyrocketed that high in a long time and…

One Step To Handle A Toxic Family Member

“The only way to win with a toxic person is to not play.” When involved in a relationship — any type of relationship — with a toxic person, it does feel like you are a playing a game. And that is because they are playing a game. Whether they are conscious of this behavior or…

Four Conversations To Have With Your Partner Prior To Engagement

So, you are ready to get engaged? Congrats! Feeling prepared to commit to one person for the rest of your life is a beautiful and powerful thing. In fact, it is something that I, myself, have experienced. However, although we feel prepared to get engaged, we need to consider certain things. In this blog post,…

An Open Letter To Anyone Considering Therapy

Dear sweet friend, Maybe you are hurting, maybe you have things in your life that you need to figure out, or maybe you simply need someone to just listen... whatever your situation is, I want to offer you some encouragement. I will to instill confidence within you. I want to help you find the strength…