To My Christian Friends From a Therapist on Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

To My Christian Friends From a Therapist on Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

This mornings I woke up with some consistent, low grade anxiety. I felt it in my chest as soon as I became semi-conscious. Of course,…

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Hey, Mama. It ISN'T Up to You

Hey, Mama. It ISN’T Up to You

Hey, Mama. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you got a slew of handmade cards and gifts inspired by all the sweet teachers and daddy’s out…

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Hagar and the God Who Sees Me

Hagar and the God Who Sees Me

A common misconception about therapy or counseling is that it is a place to go to get advice. Technically speaking, we therapists don’t give advice….

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Fill Out the Damn Survey

Fill Out the Damn Survey

I go to Dairy Queen the other day to use a coupon for a hot fudge sundae. When I pay, the man at the cash…

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Changes and Your New Normal

Changes and Your New Normal

I have a lot of teachers in my life…family, friends. My mom was a teacher. She taught high school chemistry for many years followed by…

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Yes. No. (Or...Don't Make Me Read Your Mind or Facebook Posts)

Yes. No. (Or…Don’t Make Me Read Your Mind or Facebook Posts)

There are times it can seem the universe is sending you a message. Like a heartbeat it keeps coming at you…pounding out the memorandum. Over…

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Pigeons, Poses, and (Self) Parenting

Pigeons, Poses, and (Self) Parenting

Self-compassion, self-care, self-love…buzz words these days. And, I’m fine with that. It is hard IMPOSSIBLE to be self-giving if you do not have a self…

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I Need You to Face Me

I Need You to Face Me

I hear your door open late at night (or is it early morning?), your feet padding down the carpeted stairs. The sound changes as your…

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Love and Ashes

Love and Ashes

Sometimes I imagine God up in heaven leaning back with his feet propped up on an ottoman, popcorn in hand…getting some good ole fashioned belly…

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New Podcast Episode on Unstuck: A Conversation with a Gay Christian

New Podcast Episode on Unstuck: A Conversation with a Gay Christian

This podcast episode’s interview might be one of the most sacred I ever do. Amanda Kerr is a third year graduate student at Wake Forest…

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Don't Go Down (with the Ship)

Don’t Go Down (with the Ship)

Today I participated in what some might consider a rite of passage for one of my daughters. I sat nearby while she and a friend…

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Listen Up, Sweetheart.

Listen Up, Sweetheart.

I am sitting on the floor in my bedroom just outside the opened door of the bathroom where my five-year-old is taking a bath. I…

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Unstuck Episode 6: Understanding the Resettlement Process

Unstuck Episode 6: Understanding the Resettlement Process

You can find Unstuck on iTunes, Simplecast, or your favorite podcast venue. In Episode 6 of Unstuck I talk with Kaily Otten, a program director…

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Mirrors

Mirrors

“How does this look? I come out of my closet with an ivory silk scarf wrapped around my neck and in my favorite sweater, both…

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Unstuck Ep. 5: A Conversation on Power and Culture

Unstuck Ep. 5: A Conversation on Power and Culture

In this podcast I get to share with you my dear, courageous, strong friend, Lauren Barnett. Lauren is one of my most beautiful and eclectic…

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