Monday, January 2, 2012


I'm Robi.
I am starting a new career at almost 50. My husband passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009, which was a catalyst for a whole bunch of changes in my life as I am sure you can imagine. Not to be too dramatic, but I was standing at a gas pump, filling the tank on my car, crying, anticipating the death of my husband of 25 years. I was thinking, "What am I going to do now?" Something inside me said, "You know  what to do. Do what you have always planned to do, become a counselor." This was true. It is a long story, but the short version is I knew it was exactly what I needed to do. So I did. Six months after my husband died, I took my first counseling class. Two years later, I have my Masters of Arts in Counseling, 1000 hours of unpaid internship and I work in a private practice as Registered Florida Mental Health Counselor intern.
This blog is for you. It is a place to find information about marriage, sex, parenting, depression, addiction, and a number of other topics. Some blogs will be deep and serious, others will be light and funny - just to give you a giggle for the day.
Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope it brings you encouragement, information and hope.


  1. Robi, it's going to be wonderful, reading your blog and learning from you. I'm excited for you & for everyone who discovers this gift.

    ((hugs)) Kathie

  2. Best wishes in your counseling career, Robi, and thanks for publishing this blog. I look forward to your posts. I am a certified lay counselor and love serving the Lord in this way. Blessings to you.

  3. You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on achieving your goals and using your grief to help others. Blessings, BJ Robinson

  4. Robi! Thank you so much. :-) I'm really looking forward to hearing what you have to say...

  5. Hello Robi! So glad to "catch up" with you and find you, not suprisingly, helping and encouraging others in this way. Thanks for including me and i will be reading : ). May God bless you well and be much glorified in this endeavor.

  6. Robi, congratulations on following your dream, and in turn, helping others to fulfill their own deams. Much love from California.