Hello and Happy Fall, wherever you are! The distinct transition to cooler weather, and the changing colors of the leaves in shades of red, orange, and yellow, always inspire me to pay attention to the beauty around me. Even in a time of instability and confusion, nature's WISDOM is telling us to: slow down, take some deep breaths, put on warmer layers (and TOELESS socks...yeah, it's a sensory thing for me), and plan ahead for the months ahead. I have friends who are canning and dehydrating their harvests, my husband is chopping wood, and I am making my (family famous) chili.
As I sit down to write this, I am feeling extra grateful for the opportunity I have to work in the field of mental HEALTH. It has been a huge pivot to working online with clients, and sometimes it has not gone so well! Thank you to all of you who have been so patient with me while I (we) figure it out.
I am still offering online appointments, and I am also seeing clients in person on Sundays at 634 Center for Health in Kirkland. Additionally, I am just finishing an office in my backyard garden, for those who want to see me in Concrete...complete with a little wood burning stove!
The pandemic has been challenging for everyone, me and my family included! In my effort to CONTINUE growing and learning, I have been certified as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, an ACE Certified Health Coach, and an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) specialist in the past two years, and have been studying grief and resilience (post-traumatic growth) as well. Please know that I take my vocation very seriously, and want to offer meaningful support to you.
As we all transition to fall, then winter, please know that I am HERE for you and want to walk beside you as you take care of your mental health and wellbeing. It is OK to let go and let things FALL away...that pruning you are doing will help new growth in the future!