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

Honor Your Limitations

We All Have Limitations We all have limitations, yet many of us try to cover them up, ignore them, or battle through them. Sometimes we benefit from this tendency to keep going despite our limitations. Other times we hit a figurative or literal brick wall because we won’t acknowledge what we can and can not … Read more