The Gift of Staycations

What is a Staycation? The way that I define a staycation may be different than how others might define it. A staycation is when I take a break from my work schedule and allow myself to take a break. I don’t schedule work related appointments during staycation. I use the term staycation because I don’t … Read more

“The Epidemic” – A Reflection on Suicide

It All Came Rushing Back Last Friday, June 8, 2018… I was getting ready for a 5 hour training on “The Ethical Use of 1013’s in the State of Georgia.” The event was sold out. There were over 90 registrants. I was looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces. I was going through … 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