Making Peace with Suicide

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of the book to facilitate my unique, honest opinion. As I achieved my undergraduate and graduate degrees, my programs continually emphasized the importance of self-care and working through your own “stuff” because there will be plenty of triggers in the helping profession. I have experienced what people often […] Read more



Traveling With Teens: No Reason to Worry

It was easier when all you had to do was mention amusement parks and candy. Now that your kid is a teen, it requires more strategy to get them involved in family activities and vacations. But there’s no reason to worry after you scan the following suggestions related to going on the next vacation with […] Read more

Let’s Talk Liquid: Why Are Some Oils Different and What Is Best For You?

When it comes to e-cigarettes and liquids, sometimes it’s hard to tell in what ways certain e-cigarette oils are different, especially if you’re new to the whole thing. In order to make things a bit easier to see, we’re going to shatter the myths on cheaper versus expensive brands, and explain the differences between the […] Read more

A Space you Can Call your Own: Creating a Hobby Room in Your Home

Whether you have designs on creating a “man cave” or a “she shed” as a space in your home that you can call your own and enjoy some leisure time or pursue your hobby it would be a good idea to plan your space carefully before you set to work creating it. Here are some […] Read more

How Can I Keep My Business Growing This Year?

Business owners who are focused on making 2017 a year of phenomenal growth should know that they can realize the objective by becoming strategic in their approach to the expansion process. Below you’ll find just four of multiple business-building strategies that can help metabolize your company’s growth this year: 1. Enhance Your Marketing Efforts. If […] Read more

A Guide for Helping Professionals: Dealing With Your Own “Stuff”

Throughout the course of your education, work experience, and supervision, you will hear words such as “compassion fatigue” and “various trauma.” From 2008-2015, I went from a community college, to 4 years at a public university for undergrad and then another 2 years at a public university for graduate school. While I was getting educated, […] Read more

Encore Azaleas: Flowering Shrubs that Tolerate Full Sun

I have been looking for flowering shrubs that I could plant along the chain link fence that lines the front of our property. I was admiring the Gibraltar Azaleas and eventually stumbled onto the Encore brand, which captured my attention because they claim that their shrubs flower in the Spring, Summer, AND Fall. While light […] Read more

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