I love growing and learning. I believe that we were made to live an abundant life, using our gifts and passions to help a world in need. I am enthusiastic about pursuing life to the full, and helping others to do so also.
However, if you are anything like me, you sometimes struggle to do this. If you struggle, or believe that you could be more effective in your personal or spiritual life, this blog is for you. I write about practical strategies and exercises that you can apply to your life today in order to experience healing, growth, and abundance in your life. My goal is to help people grow relationally, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
My passion for healing, growth, and learning was instrumental in my career path. After I graduated from college at the University of Illinois, I attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. During graduate school, I developed a love for counseling, helping, research, and writing.
After receiving my doctorate, I moved to Dallas, TX and took a faculty position at the University of North Texas. I teach Positive Psychology and Multicultural Counseling. I have an active research program, I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas, and I also speak at various conferences and other venues throughout the year.
Besides being a research interest, my religious faith is an important aspect of my identity. I am a Christian, and I long to have a close relationship with God and love others well. I have also experienced a good deal of struggle in my faith journey, and am passionate about helping others who are struggling in their spiritual life. I try not to shy away from difficult dialogues regarding religion and spirituality; rather, I long to be honest and provide a platform for open, humble discussion.