History

The Centre for Human Flourishing LLC is a boutique psychology practice located in the Historic Third Ward https://historicthirdward.org. Human Flourishing or Eudaimonia is my speciality.  The essence of my work is to shine a light along the path, to lead the way toward Psychological and Emotional Health & Wellness. The value of my perspective is that its knowledge base is intentionally inter-disciplinary and integrative, woven together from years of studies in philosophy, theology, and psychology as well as anatomy, physiology, and applied exercise science.  

Mind | Body | Spirit

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“When confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing fate that cannot be changed, what matters most is to nobly bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. When we are not able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor Frankl, A Man's Search for Meaning

The Centre for Human Flourishing is the harvest of a life characterized by broad contradictory experiences.  Significant hurdles. Midwestern working class upbringing.  Emotionally painful, traumatic experiences, grief & loss. Experiences that include marriage and divorce, custody battles, remarriage, & becoming a blended family.  Roles that include becoming a military spouse, single parent, itinerant United Methodist minister's wife, and then a widow - all before I earned my bachelor's degree.  On the brighter side, there are inspiring experiences of kindness and charity, in the Christian sense of the word.  Beautiful people.  Strength and Courage.  Faith and Friendship.  Extensive travel within this country and overseas broadened my perspective even further.  The English spelling of Centre is a tribute to an extraordinary Christian couple from Glasgow, Scotland.  We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails.  

Determination | Persistence | Fortitude

Led by a search for wisdom, and a hardy intrepid spirit, I learned to embrace unwanted experiences, and to instead make them meaningful and apply them to my life: "to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one's predicament into a human achievement."  Today, the mission of the Centre for Human Flourishing LLC is to apply life experiences integrated with academic knowledge to the relief of human suffering, and toward the betterment of humankind.