From Emotions

Failure: A Therapist View

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I’ve been thinking about life challenges and want to share some of my therapist views …for free ❤️ I think life is hard at different times for all of us and we might often feel like a failure if things in…

Dodging the Punches

Hey friends! I thought I would share some of my difficulties lately and how I’m dodging the punches. Someone very close to me is involved in the dissolution of her marriage due to a emotionally abusive spouse. Her spouse also knows my ex husband (I divorced him about 17 years ago). I have found out that her husband and my ex shit talk about me throughout some family events (involving my adult children and grandchildren- those are most events I continue to be around my ex husband). I also found out that my ex inquired (to the person close to…

2019 Doesn’t Like Me

Happy New Year friends! Seriously this is what I thought last week! (I have this thing against odd numbers!) but seriously I experienced some unexpected difficulties at work which hijacked my whole week of blogging and life as a hopeful-positive person. Life is hard sometimes but then I just have to keep going right?? So…

Finally Share my Hair

Hello friends and happy Sunday! I hope you all have had a great weekend! I finally decided to share another of my “hair” adventures. I blogged about possibly cutting my own hair about a week or so ago but I finally did it! I got my own hair cut in a chin length bob type…

Brutal Deliverance

Hey friends! All this week I’ve been in a work paid training to assist my clients in moving beyond their trauma. The intervention is DBT PE-Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Prolonged Exposure. The last two days we discussed (8:30-430) rationale for treatment, statistics showing drastic improvement or elimination of PTSD symptoms and structure of the intervention. Today and tomorrow we watched videos of actual sessions (signed release of clients in video to use for training-no names) to help us understand how to administer the treatment. One thing about watching the videos of sessions is that we as participants are privy to the…

The Therapist Who Lived

Hello friends! It’s been a few days since I blogged; I was out of town kicking up my heels away from work! Yay! Yesterday back at work but had a nasty run in with a mean lady (not a client)! She appeared at our facility in Salt Lake and I decided to make the effort to repair our relationship; after our last phone call I told her I would not communicate with her by phone ANYMORE-only by email. So when she showed up I thought I would be a bigger person and speak with her (mistake). She is argumentative, insulting,…

Great Men in my Life

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday! I’m late with this post honoring the amazing men in my life for Father’s Day, but tomorrow is the anniversary of my dad’s death so honoring him now seems appropriate. MY DAD: The first man that was important to me is my dad-Richard Lee or Dick as he almost never…

Holiday Adventures

Hello friends! How was your Memorial Day weekend?? I hope you had a wonderful time! I had a good day on Saturday and Sunday, even Monday was technically good but unexpected. Saturday hubs and I went zip lining down Provo Canyon which was an amazing experience. We went with Provo Canyon adventures and went on…

Downton Comfort

Hello Friends! I’m feeling kind of tired and discouraged today, I know that’s not fun to hear about but it’s real life (I get tired (worn down) of speaking about trauma and death all the time) so I came home to watch Downton Abbey on Amazon. I know it’s not new on TV but it’s…

Shopping blues

Hello friends! I’ve had a weird experience lately, I’ll cal it the shopping blues. I went to Marshall’s, JCPenney, Target, and Old Navy and only found one blouse that I really liked. I got the one at OldNavy but sheesh am I depressed?? Really only find one thing to buy? Granted I didn’t hit H&M or Ann Taylor but not a ton of time as I had an eye appointment yesterday after I got off work. Maybe I wasn’t really putting my whole effort into the experience? Sometimes that happens to me and I think maybe I’m overwhelmed with work…