courage to change the things I can. . .

I learned The Prayer of Serenity from a plaque that hung in my mother’s kitchen. It taught me that, with setbacks, courage makes it possible “to change the things I can.” To courage! To change!


moods, stress, Depression.

Midlife can bring all kinds of stressors, including menopause, divorce, the death of a parent, health changes, career setbacks and retirement worries, yet many of us don’t build the coping skills we need to meet these challenges. Many people can have adjustment reactions that show up as either anxiety, intense stress, or a brief period of depressed mood, called dysphoria. Depression as a symptom, called dysthymia, can last for a few years. Difficult events can also trigger clinical depression, which requires treatment. The good news is that naturally learnable behaviors can help you build resilience.


There is nothing harder than trying to make life better - or even typical - when you are living with depression, anxiety, stress, or memory loss. Even harder as a professional woman. There's so much stigma attached to womanhood already, you're more inclined to hide your mental distress than admit you need help.

Resiliency Coaching is a partnership that can help you make the changes to keep moving forward through the moods of midlife. Resiliency Coaching gives women with mental and emotional health challenges a compassionate, encouraging way to use the self-awareness they receive in therapy to organize their day, set goals, design action, and manage progress and accountability.

A well mind isn't always free of struggle. But that mind can struggle well. How can we find the strength that you have gained by your struggle, and how can you use it to reach your goals? Resiliency Coaching is for everyone working on their mental and emotional wellbeing.

IMPORTANT: Coaching does not replace therapy, an essential healthcare choice for people living with mental illness. On the other hand, people who are doing well with therapy at some point find they could use a “second pair of hands” when trying to make the changes that will help them take charge of their life.