I love growing, learning, and teaching. I believe we are at our best when we actively use our gifts, passions, and skills to positively impact the world. I am enthusiastic about pursuing life to the full, and helping others to do so.
However, if you are anything like me, you probably struggle to do this. If you believe you could live and work more effectively, this blog is for you. I write about practical strategies you can apply to your life today to experience healing, growth, and abundance in your life. I use principles from psychology to help you solve problems, clarify values, and live on purpose.
My passion for growth, learning, and teaching 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 earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. During graduate school, I developed a love for counseling, research, and writing.
After earning my doctorate, I moved to Dallas, TX and began a tenure-track 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 speak at various conferences and other venues throughout the year.