“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

Getting Back In The Saddle

For most of my life, my bicycle was a source of joy and freedom. That set of wheels provided me with a sense of autonomy and fed my curiosity and need for adventure. As a kid, I rode my bike for...

The “Work” of Play

When I think about my childhood, my mind gravitates toward memories of play: enacting detailed and dramatic scenarios with dolls and Legos, writing and illustrating stories, and pretending I was an...

Drink Your Water. Call Your Besties.

Y’all. Are you tired? I am tired! I am really feeling the bone-deep heaviness of the human experience right now. My soul is weary, my movements feel sluggish, and my mind is in overdrive. I feel...

Tiny Dancer

In 2019, I signed up for adult tap-dancing class at a local dance studio. I had taken jazz dance when I was a kid, and while my mother told me I was talented, I was a C average. No shame in that....

A Heartwarming Rant of a Trauma Therapist

Blog posts can be challenging for me to write. Not because I don’t have things to say – those that know me well know that I have a lot of thoughts and opinions. But because it feels uncomfortable to...

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