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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…

Stretch First

Hey friends! I have another birthday this week and it’s a good reminder not to do stupid things! My co worker (probably 15 years younger than I and parent to a young girl on cheer squad) on Friday said “I’ll give you $50 to do this”… and she straightened out her leg and propped it…

Real Talk about Hair Loss

Hello friends! I thought today would be somewhat different. I want to share my experience with hair loss. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease and my thyroid surgically removed. Back in 2004 I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and I think things went downhill (health wise) after that, although the last couple of years…

Fashion Addicted Self Care

Hey friends! How was your Monday? Glad it’s over??? Me too LOL Last week I took a values assessment (work related) and I discovered in four values areas: work, relationships, leisure, and personal growth-health that I am lacking in the leisure area. Who knew?? I graded myself two dots away from “bullseye” in work and relationships but then realized I work pretty hard and am dedicated- along with being connected in the vital relationships in my life- so I thought that might be a judgement of myself. I graded two dots away from bullseye in personal growth/health because of my…

Happiness Is….

A rainy Saturday. Riding my bike six miles in new bike shorts my son/daughter in law gave me. And because I can… I’m snuggled in a blanket watching Thor:The Dark World. It’s a self care Saturday.

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…

Selfie Suggestions (SAFETY)

Hello Friends! I hope you all made it through Monday?? Thank goodness it’s almost over; it rained and snowed my whole commute to work! Me and Monday are not friends at all! If it’s ever forecast to snow on Monday, you can bet your first child that it will be at 8am! My life problems right?? LOL So I think everyone knows about my scenic trip to two of Utah’s National Parks over the weekend right?? Well there’s one thing you didn’t know…. We traveled through Bryce Canyon National Park and it is beautiful. I’ll share some fun pictures but…

Saturday Makeover Fun

Hello Friends! How is everyone doing on this fine rainy cloudy gray Saturday?? I know it’s kind of a yucky weather day right?? I love Saturdays and didn’t have much on my “to do” list today except a couple loads of wash, which I almost do with my eyes closed LOL I laid in bed…

Jason Bourne in the Fashion World

Hello Friends! So since I’ve been sick, I’ve been entertaining myself with every disaster movie I own- Titanic, 2012, Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon (I saw the original I think in 1974 with my mom and Dad; Michelle and Kami were visiting their dad in California and we went to the movies-granted it was two years…

New Year Unresolutions

Hello Friends! Some of you might know I’m a therapist in my paid gig and honestly New Years Resolutions have always made me kinda crazy. Even in my pre therapist days. I remember being in high school and watching the Miss America pageant and worrying about my weight and¬†always having a goal to lose weight…