1. Aspirations

    Throughout our lives, most of us have aspirations. We may aspire to attain a certain lifestyle, level of success, state of inner well-being or ethical maturity. There is no end to the number and types of things to which we can aspire. Goals and objectives are different from aspirations, though the t…Read More

  2. Happy Pride Month From Your Loveland LBGTQIA Therapist!

    Along with June and the first day of summer is Pride month! While June may be the perfect time for you to come out or celebrate your gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexuality, there is a variety of mental health concerns that may accompany this joyous time. Dr. Beth Firestein has been h…Read More

  3. Becoming Wise Women Support Group Group Guidelines

    Here are a few guidelines that will help make our group experience more rewarding and enjoyable. 1) Please keep what is said in this group confidential. It’s OK to talk about your own experience with friends and family you are close to, but do not share personal information discussed by other memb…Read More


    Building on the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, the Ageing to Sageing® program invites you to embrace life and live your elder years more consciously, joyfully, and compassionately by offering powerful tools for gathering and giving expression to the wisdom of our own ripening lives. T…Read More

  5. Balancing Self and Others

    “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Hillel, Jewish Sage As women, most of us have been taught the value of being there for others. We are taught that to be a truly good woman, others’ needs should always come before our own. O…Read More

  6. Beyond Family: Friends, Lovers and Others

    Much of our lives revolve around our families and our relationships with them, but what about non-familial relationships? Most of us have been fortunate enough to have had a few good friends in our lives. Some women have found it difficult to make enduring and satisfying friendships while others say…Read More

  7. What do I want to be when I grow up?

    I frequently hear older women friends and women I work with talk about their struggles with finding a sense of purpose in their lives following retirement or as they get older. Our increasing life spans pose challenges not faced by previous generations. We may have 20, 30, or 40 years to fill follow…Read More

  8. Wisdom and Understanding Ourselves

    What is wisdom? One fairly simple definition is that wisdom is having a “big picture” perspective on things and being able to meet challenges in life with equanimity, dignity, and compassion toward both yourself and others. I heard a saying recently on an interesting radio program. The saying wa…Read More

  9. Beyond Guilt

    As women, guilt seems to run our lives. If there is one issue that every woman in my practice seems to struggle with, it is guilt. I see there being two kinds of guilt: One is rational guilt—you feel guilty because you hurt someone’s feelings, or yelled at your children. You owe them an apology …Read More