Inside Out 2: The Journey of Recovering the True Self

Summer is officially here with triple digit heat indexes to prove it! Typically, this is a season of slowing down from the usual pace, enjoying time at the pool, kids going to summer camps, family vacations and…summer movie blockbusters! Our family was particularly excited about the release of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out 2. As a therapist, I absolutely loved the...[ read more ]

Mother’s Day: Honoring Nurture

On Sunday we honored mothers, and despite my good intentions of having this blog done at least a few days before the holiday, life got in the way. So a day late is going to have to be good enough. More often than not, I’ve found myself settling for good enough when parenthood throws twists and turns. Since Day 1...[ read more ]

Starving for Connection: Social Media, Eating Disorders and Fasting

As I write this blog on a chilly and dreary March 1, I’m hopeful that the groundhog was right in that we will enjoy an early spring later this month. I’ve written before on finding purpose in the seasons, particularly trusting that winter is a time for strengthening our roots in preparation for the pruning, and then blooming that comes...[ read more ]

Thanksgiving 2023: Grief and Gratitude

It’s been a minute since my last blog, and typically when I procrastinate with writing it’s because I’m avoiding something. I think I’ve known that due to the recent events in my life, this blog would need to be more vulnerable, and it’s risky for therapists to show too much vulnerability. Now that Thanksgiving week is here, push comes to...[ read more ]

Tending the Soul: Pruning Through Trauma Therapy and the Enneagram

Earlier this year on a cold an icy day I wrote about reframing the “dead of winter” as an invitation to rest. Just as the trees let go of their leaves to conserve water and nurture their inner root system, we may need to let go of the external activity and do the inner work of strengthening our roots through...[ read more ]

The Covenant School Shooting: Grieving While Supporting Our Children

What do you say when there are no words that seem to fully express your deep heartache? That’s where I’m at the day after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville that took the lives of three 9-year-old children and 3 adults, before the shooter was shot by police. I feel compelled to say something, and at the same time, helpless...[ read more ]

Eating Disorder Awareness: Calling for Change

March is here and the first signs of spring are popping up that reveal the hope of new life. Concurrent with this transition to a new month is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which this year was from February 27 – March 5. Because preventing and treating eating disorders is something that we’re passionate about at Nurtured Soul, we’d be...[ read more ]

Winter 2023 – A Call to Rest

Winter 2023: A Call to Rest As I type this on January 31st it’s a dreary and cold day in Nashville with ice in the forecast for tonight. Winter is fully present, and despite those sporadic days that tease us with milder temperatures, winter claims its time year after year. As a person who loves the sunshine, warmth and carefree...[ read more ]

Cultivating Joy and Peace While Preventing “Holidaze”

“Are you ready for Christmas?” Every year around this time I hear this question from well-meaning friends and acquaintances trying to make friendly conversation. I’ll engage and recognize their intent, but all the while that question just adds more pressure to the long to-do list in my mind and prompts feelings of anxiety and insecurity about not being fully prepared,...[ read more ]

Thanksgiving 2022

It’s late November, and Thanksgiving is upon us. I’ve always found it appropriate that before the holiday season of giving and receiving comes the holiday that focuses on gratitude for what we have, or at least that was the original intent. As the American tradition has evolved, it appears that more and more of the focus is on the gathering...[ read more ]

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