Self-care is stewardship of the gifts (internal and external) we have been given. When I am a good steward of myself, I am less likely to burn-out or experience resentment. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I work with hurting people. A common goal in my counseling practice is to increase self-worth. This is understandable as … Continue reading Self Worth as Stewardship
We live in a fast-paced and often high stress culture. At times we are drawn to the “next big thing” and continually look toward the future or analyze the past. In our competitive culture there are two paths to choose in response to stress: decrease stress by changing factors we can control or manage stress … Continue reading The Truth about Coping
We are wonderfully made and intricately designed. Really. Consider the world we live in and the hurts we experience. Now consider the incredible inner workings of the brain that promote our survival and keep us not only alive but functioning. An estimated 70% of adults report experiencing at least one potentially traumatic event in their … Continue reading We are wonderfully made
We have all heard the term “playing the victim”. I hate this phrase, and I have been guilty of using it a time or two. We use this term to describe someone who in our mind chooses to be victimized or otherwise places blame on others. Someone who avoids taking responsibility. At times it suggests … Continue reading The truth about playing the victim
Vulnerability. I am bad at it. As a recovering perfectionist, I seek to embrace my vulnerability rather than reject it (or at the very least I try). I have learned in my personal and professional life that vulnerability breeds authenticity, creativity, and growth. But make no mistake--this is not easy. Being a Licensed Professional Counselor … Continue reading The times I was a completely imperfect counselor.