Three mindful and powerful ways to support them. The recent deaths within our Asian community in Atlanta, GA has rocked many minority and marginalized ethnic communities, people of color, women of color, and those of us in service industries. It has placed an increased weight on our shoulders of concern for our own safety, and [...]
The power of “not yet” and the tyranny of “now”
“in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.” - Carol Dweck This is such a powerful TED Talk by Carol Dweck, a pioneer in the research on motivation and mindset. https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve Something to think about: "How are we raising [...]
Mindset: healing begins here
Charlie Brown and Snoopy ❤ Who doesn't love this dynamic duo? I saw this cartoon pop up on my social media timeline the other day, and it reminded me of something that I can sometimes forget- the importance and value of perspective. And on an even deeper level, mindset. I once read a beautiful illustration [...]
“Trauma permanently changes us”
Catherine Woodiwiss’ “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma” gives us brave wisdom and insight into how trauma impacts us. I have quoted the first point below, please click here for the rest of this article. Trauma permanently changes us...This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as [...]
The A-B-C to conquer stress.
Benjamin Franklin wrote that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. I would like to add a third to that: stress. For better or worse, we all understand that stress is a natural part of daily life. We understand stress to be an experience of mental, emotional, and/or physical pressure in the face [...]
Myth: Only soldiers can have PTSD
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of psychiatric symptoms that can develop after a person has either experienced or witnessed a situation in their life that was traumatic. Post-traumatic stress symptoms can develop months or even years after the event, and can last for months or years, if left untreated. TRAUMA DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE. ANYONE [...]
My eyes, your window.
I love Irwin Yalom's writing, his approach to therapy and his patients, and his insight. I was re-reading his book "The Gift of Therapy" for about the hundredth time, and came across this excerpt, which once again inspired me. I wanted to share it with you. "Decades ago I saw a patient with breast cancer, [...]
"Hi, I'm an addict" is a common introduction in a Recovery support meeting or even in a counseling session. Other phrases like "junkie" and "druggie", or "ex-addict" follow closely behind. The language of Recovery too closely mirrors the language of addiction. Many of my patients see "relapse" and "failure" as synonymous with Recovery. As I listen [...]
This place, where donating plasma so she can keep a roof over her head is the reality of America.
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Marielle.