I went to counseling this week. (Yes, counselors have counselors, too.) I’ve had a longstanding relationship with my therapist, scheduling appointments off and on when I’ve needed some extra help navigating seasons of life for the last eight years or so. Sometimes that’s meant … [Read more...] about When Counseling Is Not What You Thought
We can’t let our guard down. Too much is at stake. We are rounding out a year with this pandemic. Everyone is exhausted. Some people have never worried and just openly embraced getting the virus and getting it over with. Others lock themselves away hoping they can … [Read more...] about How Could I Have Let My Guard Down?
Have you ever wondered what your epitaph might say? Ya, me either; frankly it’s a little strange and morbid. I’m guessing though at some point in your life a teacher or pastor had you imagine your own epitaph or eulogy. I remember being tasked by a high school English teacher to … [Read more...] about Overcoming Mid-life Crisis
People talk about habits a lot; especially moving toward a new year. Habits, goals, and renewal in general. We hear less about patterns. Yet, working with people over years, and being a journaler with an over-abundance of self-reflection, I notice patterns in … [Read more...] about Patterns That Serve You and Breaking the Ones that Don’t
Most therapists read a lot. Between graduate school and continuing education requirements, we have been exposed to many excellent, insightful books. I thought I would share some books I think everyone should read. Books are not a substitute for needed therapy, but if you really … [Read more...] about Books Everyone Should Read
I hear many times a day about the weird times we’re living in. Although they are weird to this present generation, they aren’t new within the course of history. This isn’t the first time there’s been a pandemic, social unrest, rumors of wars or financial collapse, and a volatile … [Read more...] about Developing Discipline Into Hope