Being a therapist is the best job in the entire world.
I absolutely love my work. This surprises many people as they assume that listening to other people’s problems is a negative experience for the therapist. They believe perhaps that we are working out of altruism.
For me, the truth is that the therapeutic work nourishes me, and I benefit from the clinical relationship just as much as my clients.
It takes raw vulnerability and courage to sit down on the couch and put your heart on a platter. …
If you are in love, you understand the importance of taking good care of your precious relationship. You are willing to put your heart and soul into having the best relationship you can have, but you might not know where to start.
Most people wait too long to go to couples therapy. The average is six years after the first onset of symptoms. This isn’t surprising, because it’s very hard to find a relationship specialist, and even harder to find one you can afford. …
Don’t write for yourself. Write for your readers instead.
I started writing because I have things I want to say.
I am a strongly opinionated human, and I want to share my passion. I want my voice to be heard and, I unapologetically want to change the world.
I started writing to shout my brilliance from the roof-top.
But nobody could hear me up there shouting. Everyone else was 200 stories below me, walking on the busy city sidewalks. …
You are ambitious and hard-working, and willing to put the time in to succeed.
You have been reading about the importance of emotional intelligence, and can’t ignore the statistics. According to an article published in Harvard, emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90 percent of what moves people up the ladder when IQ and technical skills are roughly similar. A longitudinal study published in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour showed that students with high levels of emotional intelligence earned higher salaries than those with lower scores. This was consistent across industry.
Although these statistics might inspire you, it’s still hard to…
I’m 51 years old, and I am embarrassed to say that I am afraid to come out.
I can’t tell you how long I’ve started writing this blog post, but I have never had the courage to press publish. Most of my close friends know I’m bisexual, but not all of them.
Pretty much everyone who meets me assumes I’m straight. And I don’t usually correct them.
In some ways, I came out 25 years ago when I started dating women. But, even then, I didn’t correct people who assumed I was a lesbian.
I’m a cis woman in a…
Did you know that St. Valentine was beheaded? Fact
There’s been a lot of divisiveness lately, but I trust we can all agree that decapitation is a bad thing. I know it’s about honoring a martyr who died for a good cause. But he died in 270 AD, and I feel like we’ve all had enough sad news this past year as it is.
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about love.
Don’t get me wrong; love is a thing worth celebrating. Love is the thing that keeps us alive and sane. …
It’s cold and it’s dark and I can’t social distance in a park right now because it’s 13 degrees outside with 17 feet of snow. At least I think that’s how much snow there is but I really have no idea because I can’t even open my front door to find out.
I’ve been patient. I’ve been compliant. I’ve been diligent.
But enough is enough.
Can you relate? To an extent, I bet you can.
Whenever I’m working with someone who shares these feelings, I try to help them shift their thoughts. But it needs to be done gracefully because…
What the world needs now is a whole new generation of benevolent leaders.
We need civil rights leaders, innovative scientists, and collaborative world leaders. We need inspiring camp counselors, community organizers, and corporate managers.
Your child might want to be a world leader, and might not, but when we think about leadership as the ability to trust and advocate for oneself while also respecting those around them, it’s a pretty important part of child-rearing.
Humans need to have people who believe in them, and they need to believe in themselves.
If you are a parent, you are a leader. And…
It’s okay to admit it.
You love your dog more than some of your closest friends and family members.
Only dog lovers understand the immense power of the relationship between humans and their furry companions. A dog is not only a human’s best friend but also can offer you things that a highly trained psychologist cannot (including weekend availability and 24-hour emergency care!)
Don’t have a dog but want one? This article might help you justify the time and expense. Here are the 6 ways your dog is giving you free therapy without you even realizing it.