counselor by day, creative-type by nite- exploring topics around mental health (of course), a fascination with most things food/in the kitchen, and musings. Accepting clients for Maryland-based teletherapy and expanding my writing community
Moving and Transitioning During COVID
The pandemic (pandemonium, panini press - whatever euphemism you might be using lately to relate to this period with a bit of lightness) has asked so much of each of us, made many concessions to the lives we used to know, and has not yet shown a sign of disappearing entirely anytime soon. As an Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) based clinician, I am in the business of quality enhancement and working to choose valued action despite the discomfort we face in our lives.
ACT in Practice on Social Media
Part of being an Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) counselor - or any type of counselor, is practicing what we preach, so to speak. I aim to be a person of my word, and also a person of my action. ACT by design has us connecting with our values, making room for discomfort, accepting the limitations and pain that can come up in a given context, and determining how to commit to what is important for us.
A Love Letter to Meditation
Some love is instantaneous. That first glance across the room. That first interaction that brought sparks. This love lightning can find us with people, activities, places, food, songs. I definitely fell in love with chicken parm at first sight. And the process of making pasta by hand. And with a raspberry macaroon I had at a fancy bakery. Okay, so maybe I fall in love fast with good food and food creation. This I know about myself, and is a love I have continued to foster over the years.