Would I be a true therapist if I didn’t mention coping skills within the first blog post? Coping skills are vital to survival, especially in times like these when we are managing a new normal with the constant development and spread of COVID-19. My favorite coping skill is being with my pets. I have one dog and three cats. Over the last year, I’ve partnered with a local pet shelter and have fostered kittens (10 kittens fostered throughout the course of a year!) What an experience that has been… Pictured above is the most recent litter of kittens I fostered and all have found a safe and loving home. I also love baking, playing board and card games, and spending time with my family and friends.
I so look forward to starting this blog and being a support and resource to those all across Iowa. Please email April.Howe@LSIowa.org and let us know if there are certain topics of interest or questions you may have. We are on this journey with you.