When to Leave a Job and When to Stay

Work: Necessity or Choice? One of the most challenging decisions in one’s career is deciding when to leave a job. A person’s livelihood, whether it be their job or their own business, is vital to their well being. For most people, working is a necessity and a means to an income. Obviously without an income … Read more

Set Limits…But Don’t Expect People to Like It

Levels to Setting Limits Loss and care taking have deepened my experience of setting healthy boundaries. My father died from cancer 4 years ago this month. My mom was diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer’s shortly after my father’s death. Walking alongside those painful experiences with them meant (and continues to mean) that I had to be … Read more

Focus Days as a Path to Well-Being

What is Self Care? “Self care” is a term that many therapists and helping professionals use in reference to taking care of one’s self. This is an important matter for helping professionals because we are uniquely charged with caring for others. When your work involves: thinking about others, identifying their needs, listening to their concerns … Read more

Today Didn’t Go as Planned

Less than 5 Minutes on the Treadmill Today I decided to go to the gym. It would have been my first time this year. I feel better when I get to the gym regularly for a 1 hour walk and 5 minute cool down. Less than 5 minutes after settling upon the right treadmill, I … Read more