In Awakened Color

The floor to ceiling windows allow the sun to wash away some of the darkness that is often brought into my office. As if the sun has the power to wash away the dark with light and hope. My office, a therapist’s office, despite feeling like sitting in a sunlit filled tree house, is the place some of the hardest work on earth is done. No matter what is brought into that room, my job is to hold the space for love, hope and change; to hold it enough for my clients when they are unable to themselves. When we speak the dark into a space of safety and love, it loses power over us, especially the present and future us. In that place of light we have the space to heal.

My clients sit across from me in that sun washed room surrounded by warm light speaking words they may have never spoken out loud before...

Click here to read the full post over at New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Munson's blog as part of her Haven Winter Blog Series. Laura has become a friend and in incredible mentor to me and I am so thankful for her support.

 
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Honoring Them

 
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Yesterday was one of our seared dates. I was a successful normal person yesterday instead of an evolved therapist. I busied my way through the day keeping my mind off the date that will never leave me. Sure, I got a lot done and the things I got done bring nothing but honor to our never to be babies but I also know I must allow the sadness, grief and forever longing to be.

Because only through the darkness do we make room for the light.

And so, with my scarred but never closed soul I wonder who they would have been, I grieve the lifelong losses with both sadness and anger at how unfair it sometimes feels and I trust I am making them proud by how I parent them from afar and always choose to rise ever upward.

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In case you missed the announcement on my social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and in the September Newsletter Preview (make sure you subscribe here), one of those things that kept me busy yesterday was my newest project!

My first adult coloring book, Taking Flight!

Taking Flight is an adult coloring book containing coloring pages and journaling prompts, guiding the reader through the miraculous life cycle of the monarch butterfly while leading the reader to draw parallels to their own life journey and struggles.

Coming soon via Amazon!