History

The Centre for Human Flourishing LLC is a boutique psychology practice that specializes in Human Flourishing or Eudaimonia.  The essence of my work is to shine a light along the path, to lead the way toward Psychological and Emotional Health & Wellness / Human Excellence & Happiness.  The value of my perspective is that it is "alternative" or unique in that its knowledge base is intentionally inter-disciplinary (owing to an aversion to psychology) 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 my life.  A life characterized by broad contradictory experiences.  Significant hurdles. Midwestern working class upbringing.  Emotionally painful, traumatic experiences of 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 by age 30, 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.  Friendship.  Loyalty.  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, to apply them to my life, studies - 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.