The Joy of Dirt

The gut biome (or environment) contains millions of microbes commonly referred to as germs, but germs get a bad rap. There is an abundance of good bacteria that does everything from digest food and participates in one’s mental faculties, to facilitating a host of...

The Antidote to Sadness: Gratitude

Feeling and expressing daily gratitude is the antidote to feelings of sadness and depression.  If you model gratitude, your children will internalize this attitude and it will become their state of mind.  Focusing on what is good in one’s life, rather than on...

When Things Fall Apart With Your Toddler

You’re having a great time with your little one when suddenly things take a turn for the worse.  How do you turn things back around? Difficult times with your toddler can actually be rich opportunities to connect if you approach the situation mindfully.  I know in the...

Thank you Bonnie Nelson, LMFT

I remember when I first met Bonnie in 2003 when we were both exhausted, hard-working interns at The Maple Counseling Center.  Bonnie started working at WBC in 2009 and in addition to seeing clients she took on designing our technical and administrative procedures. I...