Happy Friday! If you’ve followed along on Instagram stories the past few days, you’re probably aware that Neil and I spent most of the week in Banff, Canada. I’m including it as one of my favorite things this week, so I’ll go into more detail there, but it was GORGEOUS. Also, I put our Christmas tree up early in November to prevent feeling like the holidays are going by so quickly, but I still feel like they’re speeding by! Once we got home from our trip I realized Christmas was less than two weeks away. HOW CAN IT BE?? Maybe… View Post

Recently, I asked for questions and misconceptions about therapy on Instagram. I was happy to see so many people respond either with their own experience or for clarification about the process because it means that the conversation is changing and people are willing to learn more about what could potentially help so many. The following questions/comments come from you and if there’s anything I didn’t address, please send me an email or leave a question in the comments. I first addressed the biggest question I got, which was “how do I even find a therapist?” From there are a list… View Post

This was the subject of a presentation I gave at a mental health marketing conference back in 2016. For the purposes of that presentation, I wanted to explain the importance of both authenticity and transparency by companies and brands working in the mental health field. The distinction between the two was only one slide just for clarification purposes and went on from there. In today’s saturated social media world, these words get thrown around all the time — so much so, in fact, that they seem to have lost all meaning. On a lesser extreme, they simply feel diluted as… View Post

Hello all! I got to Thursday of this week (when I usually write this post) and almost thought that I would have to skip it. I couldn’t think of one literal thing to put on this list, but what always helps is looking at my phone photos from the past week and just doing a survey of things by walking around the house. I found my five in way less time than I thought, so VOILA here is your Friday list! Neil and I are leaving to head to Banff National Park on Sunday for a couple days and I’m… View Post

This post is sponsored by adidas. As promised in this post, I’m here to address not only my own fitness during pregnancy, but also to dispel some of the common fitness myths that exist around pregnant women. *I am a certified┬ápersonal trainer, but I am not a doctor. Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before starting an exercise program or continuing your own during pregnancy. Many of the strict guidelines that once surrounded exercise and pregnancy have fallen by the wayside. In fact, women are now heavily encouraged to partake in some type of exercise at least 30… View Post