In a World of Versus

Pro-Vaccines Versus Anti-Vaccines Western Medicine Versus Eastern Medicine No Technology Versus Owning most updated technology Homeschool Versus Private School Versus Public School Organic Food Versus I don’t care what I eat Religion Versus Atheist Pro-Life Versus Pro-Choice At-Home Mom Versus Professional Working Mom European Cars Versus American Cars Democrats Versus Republicans It is has been […]

Do Not Judge Me Based on Who I Vote For

It would be an understatement to say that people’s convictions, thoughts, and feelings are intensely passionate regarding this upcoming election. Now that both National Conventions have aired, it is safe to say that people are more opinionated than ever. My blog has never been a platform for political accountability and I do not plan on […]

To All the Mothers…

Mother’s Day 2010 forever changed my feelings regarding this day. I would like to say that I can look at each year as a new and different experience and I believe for the most part, I do that with other aspects of life. Unfortunately, Mother’s Day has remained a negatively tainted day for me that […]

Acknowledge Your Spouse!!

If you were like the other millions of people in the country, you watched Kobe Bryant’s last basketball game. At the end of the game, when he was given the floor to address his fans, he thanked his wife for all the sacrifices she has made in holding down the fort at home, so that […]

The Day I had a Panic Attack When My Daughter Said She Wanted to be Just Like Me!!

Let’s be truthful. I am a pretty good actress. I am not boasting – My husband will reassure you this is true and my daughter validated this thought not too long ago. I walk out of my home looking put together. I present calm and collected. I speak well. I manage my emotions to the […]

When Death is Too Overwhelming

And in His will is our peace – Dante Let’s face it – January has been a month of grief. Everytime I turn on the news, I hear of someone’s passing. Add to it the reality of who we live amongst, and we have encountered clients, colleagues, peers, and family who is grieving someone’s death. […]

Is Being Merciful on Your New Year’s Resolution List?

Happy New Year!! Many of you know that I don’t necessarily participate in New Year’s Resolution Lists. I can appreciate them and I recognize that for many people, the beginning of the year brings a sense of motivation. I make a resolution list every day, week, month…but, constantly hearing and reading various different resolutions throughout […]

Dear Charise – My Family is Not Inclusive

It’s the Holiday Season!! This time every year, my practice doubles with clients. Despite the Holidays being a time of joy and togetherness, it often times conjures up negativity. Since Summer vacation, I have received numerous ‘Dear Charise’ emails regarding family or in-laws not including others in family get-togethers. I have received many more as […]

Why Do People Do Bad Things?

I was having a crap day. I was feeling sad, angry, and disappointed. I was feeling frustrated that people couldn’t care enough about others to make them feel safe, protected, and mostly loved. And then……I come home to the news of what occured in Paris. As my emotions began to rise, I could not help […]

Our Obsession with Celebrity Addicts

Amanda Bynes. Amy Winehouse. Lindsay Lohan. Drew Barrymore. John Belushi. River Phoenix. Whitney Houston. Bobby Brown. James Brown. Kurt Cobain. Cory Monteith. Brittney Murphy. Courtney Love. Tatum O’Neal. Ozzy Osbourne. Richard Pryor. Charlie Sheen. The list could continue to occupy my entire blog post. There is a celebrity addict who struggles every day… This is […]