Letters To My Former Self by Lora Leslie DeMoss, LCSW "Life is one big transition." -Willie Stargill I’ve been thinking a lot about life transitions and perspective lately. Each phase of life seems challenging and some days even feel impossible, but somehow I’ve made it though each transition stronger and...

We Need to Stop Diagnosing Our Emotions Technology and social media have given us many good things. Among which include opening all of our worlds and minds to the reality and prevalence of mental illness. We have made major strides in the efforts to increase awareness...

  Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby… Are you uncomfortable yet? Just me? Okay. When I embarked on the journey of becoming a therapist, I did not give much thought about having to talk about this intimate topic with clients, but it should not have surprised me that...

“Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger world. Loving responsiveness is the foundation of a truly compassionate, civilized society.” Sue Johnson The month of February often brings thoughts...

Go Be Thankful! There is something about being odd that I really enjoy.  My personality hates being put into a one-size-fits-all box.  Sometimes I intentionally do things differently just for the sake of doing it differently.  “I’m different!” I say to myself...

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish I know, I know, when you hear the term “self-care,” immediately your eyes glaze over and you’re already thinking, “But I don’t have enough ____” to do that. Insert time, money, energy, etc. into that blank. The truth of the matter, is most...

TRAUMA – A PART OF US.  I was in a car accident several years ago.  Although I walked away physically unharmed, I remember for several weeks after the wreck every time I got into my car I felt anxious and uneasy.  My stomach would flutter, my...