The Misadventures of Dr. Louise

The Misadventures of Dr. Louise

Have you ever had a time in your like when you set out to do one thing and ended up doing something different. Such was the case of my recent holiday to Minorca and Majorca. My life was tilted upside down just like this building: Armed with great hiking apparel and my...
Psychedelics: Positive Breakthrough or Magical Thinking?

Psychedelics: Positive Breakthrough or Magical Thinking?

Psychedelics and Mental Health In the realm of mental health, psychedelics have been a subject of growing interest and debate. As an intervention service provider dedicated to guiding individuals and families toward health and wellness, All About Interventions...
What Do Bows And Arrows Have To Do With Resiliency? 

What Do Bows And Arrows Have To Do With Resiliency? 

Those of you who know my story know that I was born on a fault line of trauma, sudden death, mental health and folks swirling around me who drown their sorrows in alcohol. My introduction to suicide was jarring! Here I was a chubby, freckle-faced third grader trying...
Guides, Companions, Recovery, Wellness and Accountability Coaches

Guides, Companions, Recovery, Wellness and Accountability Coaches

This morning I read several articles in the NY Times that focused on teens and adults and the many ways in which we are able to achieve mental wellness. Therapy and behavioral health treatment are often the most recognized form of treatment and yet there is a growing...
What Can Fear Teach Us?

What Can Fear Teach Us?

Flying back from Munich to San Diego, I came across a German Proverb, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” As I contemplated this statement, I realized we all have fears, some of which can be quite imaginative and vocal, which may color the stories we tell...
SoundBath Experience – The Integratron 

SoundBath Experience – The Integratron 

*Image courtesy The Integratron website As I welcome my 73rdyear, I decided I wanted to experience new and different ways of healing. There is nothing very remarkable about 73, not like 21, 25, 50, 65 or even 70. Seventy-Three means 72 is gone, and 74 is approaching....
God Shots, They Are All Around Us

God Shots, They Are All Around Us

In addiction recovery, one often hears someone say: that’s a “God Shot,” meaning something happened that was by chance and had a profound effect on them, and proved an unexpected blessing. Mary Margaret, who has a website called God Shots 360, defines these...
A Love Letter For Any & Every Age

A Love Letter For Any & Every Age

October is my birth month, and it’s given me pause to consider how grateful I am for all the experiences I have had these past 73 years. I share this love letter with you, so you too may write your story and a love letter to yourselves. The other week, when a...
5 Ways to Create Your Own Affirmations

5 Ways to Create Your Own Affirmations

This year I made a commitment to think and act abundantly with increased compassion and gratitude for myself and for everyone around me. To do so, I must be more mindful and present. I dusted off my rendition of Headspace (not sure how you dust off an app) and made a...