"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself". -Desiderata by Max Ehrmann New Years is my favorite holiday. I fuck up a lot in life, so any blank slate where I can start over is much appreciated. In my younger years, I would spend New Years Eve in a typical fashion of drinking too much and… Continue reading My New Years Resolution(s) that aren’t new and “Fuck the Cold”
One of the "homework assignments" that I often give my clients is to write a gratitude list of twenty things. I explain that the list must be specific (they can't just say "family", they have to drill down about what they are grateful "My son's smile in the morning"). I have them keep this list… Continue reading A gratitude list, an Alaska hat and my new Babe.
I first read "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez when I was in 10th grade. I chose the book out of a stack of paperbacks that a friend's dad was giving away. I had never heard of the book, but the title stuck out as I was dealing with some depression due to… Continue reading 100 Years of Solitude
Approximately three years ago I posted the following on Facebook: "While working with teens, I had a quote on a cork board that read “The Universal Paradox: You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choices”. I referred to this quote often and used it as a therapy… Continue reading The Universal Paradox Part Deux
Through my 20's I loved to be around people. I craved interaction and hated to be alone. However, my 30's brought with it a tremendous shift. I started to crave alone time. I can't quite pinpoint when this happened. However, I remember the moment I recognized it. I was living in Boise and was invited… Continue reading On alone time