Externally processing the intersection of empathic person and therapeutic professional: Get in my head

Thankful, Thank YOU

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a questionable (painful) past, more painful for some than others. Today I choose to use this American tradition as an extended opportunity to mindfully consider my life, and to take inventory of the immense gratitude I have.   It has become natural for me to end therapy sessions with, “Thank youContinue reading “Thankful, Thank YOU”

All we need is…

Love is lovely; self love hit different -and elevates companionship in an incredible way. Happy V-day, happy day of hearts and hugs! Celebrate! Do something loving today- for yourself, for your family or your partner, and for a stranger. #All we need is #SelfAwareness and #Love Be well. <3

The need to create

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, “I’d like my crayons back,Continue reading “The need to create”

Remote education

Who knew we valued the school day so much? I walk past empty playgrounds and miss the sounds of screaming and laughing (as a school-based therapist for a time), I notice two lonely teachers eating their lunch at the benches… about 10 feet apart from one another. I make up the story that they’re electingContinue reading “Remote education”

The Oxygen Mask

As someone who cares for others, how critical is your own self care? We’re all familiar with the airplane practice and obvious importance of a parent securing their own oxygen mask first, before helping their youngster with placing theirs -when facing cabin depressurization and turbulence. It makes perfect sense. Without securing their own flow ofContinue reading “The Oxygen Mask”

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