Last night we had thunderstorms and lots of rain. Some parts of the St. Louis area received up to 5 inches of rain overnight! When I woke up, the day started as another dreary day. Gray skies are a common feature especially in the winter. As I thought about the thunderstorms it made me feel thankful. Yes, thankful. I have come to realize that having gray, stormy days are necessary in order to feel thankful for sunny, warm days. You see, if every day was sunny and warm we would tire of it. We would become complacent. So, today embrace these gray skies and rainy nights and offer thanks. Sunny skies are soon to come!
The Power of Now
I recently read Eckhart Tolle's book, A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose. I think we are all looking for the purpose of our life. We are always wondering "'why am I here?". At least I am. Eckhart Tolle is a brilliant spiritual teacher. He has so many messages but one of his biggest that I learned in this book as well as in other psychotherapy modalities is the "power of now". Staying focused on the present moment is a challenging lesson that everyone would receive benefit. I see so many people who are so focused on yesterday or tomorrow that they forget about today. They forget about Right Now. Challenge yourself to stay in the "now". Focus on immersing yourself as much as you can in your life today. You'll be surprised. That upcoming meeting or event that may consume worries may actually not be so important after all. What's important is right here, right now!
Welcome to my new and improved website! I have finally made some much needed changes on my website...a new picture, some fresh graphics and more information about my practice. I have changed my practice to focus on my passion which is to help my clients find their purpose in life. We all face challenges in our lives. I believe that these challenges are given to us to overcome adversity and move further on our path in life. In order to grow as a person we must have successes AND failures. Failures are an opportunity for growth. They are much needed! I enjoy watching my clients overcome obstacles and take their personal growth to a whole new level. Welcome to my practice! I look forward to working with you!
My Final, Permanent Home
Today is my first day in my new office. I am still located in St. Charles, MO but just moved a few miles away from my previous location. I am now located at 2701 West Clay in Suite 100. The office is conveniently located near Lindenwood University and Zumbehl and Hwy 70. I have moved my practice to a beautiful 100+ year old home. It's "homey" atmosphere makes it a very comfortable place for me and my clients. I look forward to working out of this location for a very long time!
My New Home
I have recently moved my practice from Hazelwood, MO to Saint Charles, MO. I am now conveniently located at Hwy 70 and 5th St. My office is conveniently located near historic St. Charles Main Street in the Three Flags Business Center. Despite my new location, it is still very accessible from North St. Louis County, West St. Louis County and St. Charles
My New Training
My New Training
I have recently embarked on a new path in my career. I have decided to pursue a Master Certification in Rapid Resolution Therapy . RRT is an exciting and up and coming therapeutic technique that changes my clients' lives. RRT is a specialized technique that can clear many traumas painlessly in as little as a couple sessions. It can enhance many aspects of life including relieving emotions, clearing addictions and anxiety.
In my office I see parents who are frustrated with their child's poor behavior. Their child may be getting bad grades, making poor decisions, being disrespectful, etc. Learning how to discipline a child specifically a teen can be very frustrating. I rely on Scott Sell's book, "Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager" for sound advice. You do not need to have an "out-of-control" teen to read this book. My favorite piece of advice from this book is spending time with your child. Every child (even a teen) wants to feel special. Spending quality time with your teen will help to build a better relationship with him/her. Yes, the teen may balk at the idea of spending time with a parent, but you'll see that eventually he/she will look forward to this time. Schedule a time every week to do something one-on-one with your teen. Choose activities you can engage in and have fun together. You do not need to spend money on these activities. Taking a walk in the park, watching a movie together or even shooting hoops at the nearby school are easy activities any family can participate in. Once you start doing this, you'll find that your teen will be less defiant and engaging with you more.
Yesterday, I posted a blog on giving thanks. I'd like to take that one step further and give thanks to those in your life. We get so caught up in life and a lot of times we forget to give thanks to those around us. Take a momemt today and see who makes an impact on your life and thank him/her for that. Today, I thank YOU for reading my blog and supporting my efforts.
Take a moment today and look at your life. Give thanks for all that you have. In a tough economy, it's easy to focus on the negative. When we focus on the negative, we attract additional negative to come our way. Look at the positive aspects of your life and be thankful for them. You may have to play detective to find them, but you will. Today, I'm thankful for being me!