Are you in the second half of life and:

  • you feel overwhelmed and unappreciated?

  • you have a hard time giving yourself permission to have fun?   Perhaps you don't even know what that would look like.

  • you'd like to have more meaningful connection with important people in your life?

  • you have had a recent change and you're having trouble adjusting to the "new normal"?

You have spent most of your life trying to be a good daughter/wife/mother/sister/friend.   But you may feel totally drained and resentful after putting in a lot of effort to sustain these connections.  Who is taking care of you?

The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way.  Learn how to know and like yourself, practice self-renewal, feel alive and content, be more fully present for yourself - and, therefore, for those you love.  This will bring you more meaningful and fulfilling connection with those you hold dear.

You don't have to figure this out alone.  I'd love to hear your story and help you move forward.  Call me today so we can get started.



Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP

165 Arch Street Redwood City, Ca.  94062 
650-363-0249 x111

Counseling for Women in Redwood City