Visit My Booth at the Walnut Family Festival

By Nancy Stoops Can you believe fall is here and we are getting ready for Halloween?  One of my favorite things about this time of year is the Walnut Family Festival.  This year I will not only have a booth but Midnight the therapy dog and myself will be in the parade.  The date of […]

An Invitation for All Natural Healers

By Nancy Stoops Last year I facilitated and ran a very successful wellness event for the city of Walnut.  We had a hundred people attend this event.  Due to the success of this event I have been asked to do four wellness events for 2018.  I’m so honored and very excited and looking for healers […]

Balanced Parenting

By Nancy Stoops   Our children are one of the few things in our lives that don’t come with a manual and definitely can’t be returned.  Parenting is the most important job you will have in this world.  I work with many parents trying to teach them how to be balanced and more effective.  Balance […]

Free Counseling is Available

By Nancy Stoops For the past twenty years I have had the honor of facilitating a free counseling group every Monday evening.  Our group meets at the Walnut Teen Center and Gymnasium located at 21003 La Puente road in the city of Walnut.  We meet year round from 6-8p.m. every Monday unless it is a […]

What Ever Happened To Play?

By Nancy Stoops It is frightening how many children are brought to me each for anxiety.  When did children start taking meds for anxiety? When I was growing up I didn’t even know what that word meant.  It was play that saved me from my hard days and that was how I worked through my […]

Being Back In School

By Nancy Stoops   I work with so many young people that have recently started school again.  They are all feeling a lot of stress due to the transition from summer to school.  The homework is coming at what seems to be a rapid pace. It’s important for these students to take one day at […]

Feeling Overwhelmed

By Nancy Stoops We tell ourselves that we are given what we can handle.  Sometimes it sure does feel like we are given way more then we can or should have to handle.  I laugh to myself and think my creator must think I’m superwoman and must think so much of me to give me […]

As Good As It Gets

By Nancy Stoops   Have you ever had a moment that just feels totally perfect?  Do you ever go through chunks of time feeling so in sync with the world?  Isn’t it just wonderful when you feel that blissful momentum just carrying though.  These are the times I believe that things feel as good as […]

Calling For Responsible Pet Owners

By Nancy Stoops   It is on behalf of dogs everywhere that I write this article.  Being the proud owner of Midnight, the black lab/black shepherd mix shown with me in my photograph is truly a joy and honor.  Midnight is nine-years-old and very healthy.  Midnight and I take lots of long walks in our […]

Anxiety And Our Youth

By Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. I have been a psychotherapist for seventeen years and have worked with people of all ages with various issues.  I’m constantly amazed when I have a child or teen brought to me for anxiety issues. We seem to have created a generation that feels very inadequate and struggles with growing […]

All Great Things Are Possible If You Believe In Yourself

By Nancy Stoops What is it that seems to set you apart from somebody you consider a successful human being?  Do you find yourself always doubting your capabilities?  Are you really willing to always settle for less than you really deserve?  Don’t you understand that you have wings and that you really could fly if […]

Celebrating the Simple Things

By Nancy Stoops I believe each day that we have the honor of being alive is call for celebration.  Every morning as I awake and see the sun rising and filling the sky with majestic colors I am reminded of how lucky we are.  As I step out in the morning with Midnight my therapy […]

We Could Learn A lot From Dogs

By Nancy Stoops Have you ever noticed how dogs just take the time to really enjoy everything they do? Dogs never seem to be in any sort of a hurry and are content just being with us. I have also noticed dogs just love us unconditionally and their sense of loyalty is miraculous. I think […]

The Summer of Healing

By Nancy Stoops Can you believe summer is almost here?   Have you been putting off some very necessary therapy for your family or your child or maybe even yourself?  Well make this the summer of healing and don’t put it off anymore.  For the past twenty years I have been running a free counseling group […]

Don’t Ever Stop Believing

By Nancy Stoops We are going through some hard times right now.  There are many people losing their jobs, their homes and many budget cuts to very important programs are taking place.  I still believe things can be turned around.  I still believe that people are basically good.  I still believe anything is possible with […]

Happiness Is Free For Everybody

By Nancy Stoops They don’t sell happiness at the mall or online.  Happiness is free and available to all that want it.  Happiness is in those indescribable amazing moments.  Those moments that give you goose bumps and really let you know you are alive.  I call them as-good –as- it-gets moments.  I know the world […]

Be Proud To Be Unique

By Nancy Stoops I have always looked for the unique in this world.  Growing up I always heard how different I was and how differently I did things.  I take pride in being unique and not wanting to be ordinary.  For me, being unique has always given me a silent inner strength, never a weakness. […]

The End of the School Year is Near

By Nancy Stoops  Another school is almost over and every student can’t wait until summer.  Finals still must be studied for and taken.  Help your student do their absolute very best up until the very last test is taken, paper is turned in and last day has come and gone.  Help remind your student that […]

Focusing On the Good in Your Life

By Nancy Stoops We all have stories about our imperfect lives and childhoods.  Many of us have survived tragedy and horrific events.  There are many times where life seems to test us and just feels very hard and overwhelming.  These are the times we have a hard time seeing all the good, we have in […]

Imagination

By Nancy Stoops I can remember gathering leaves of all colors and shapes, collecting sea shells and anything else that one might find in the water.  I would fill up my wagon with water and create an underwater adventure for everybody to enjoy with the use of a snorkel and mask.  My friends and I […]