It Is What It Is…..Is Incomplete.

So many times I have heard clients, family, friends, and random strangers recite the cliché, "it is what it is", which can be a powerful statement on the acceptance of a situation. However, this statement is incomplete and often leaves the declarer a victim to whatever "it" is. My marriage is on the rocks...   … Continue reading It Is What It Is…..Is Incomplete.


After having worked with a young woman in therapy that had struggled with depression and suicidal intentions, I reflected over the course of our work and allowed my thoughts and emotions to be held within the container of paper and ink. It's emotional work to accompany individuals within their darkness, as well as their journey … Continue reading Adrift

Yeah, I Hit That!

A couple of years ago my wife and I hiked from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we were hiking in the canyon we came across a sign that said "Toilet" that directed us to the nicely built structure housing three separate thrones of magnificence. In the middle of … Continue reading Yeah, I Hit That!

The Costs of a Long Journey’s Change

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross So often I see folks in my office fighting for a different life. They face their fears with trembling bodies and sheepish eyes, yet they somehow find the courage to … Continue reading The Costs of a Long Journey’s Change

Lemonade Stands – Nourishment for the Soul

One rule in life that I try to rigidly adhere to.....stop at every kid's lemonade stand and buy something, even if I don't really want it. I think it's important to support any kid that is willing to show the motivation and courage to put themselves out there and work toward a goal. How often … Continue reading Lemonade Stands – Nourishment for the Soul