Baggage

Pac Rim I am a movie buff (of sorts). One of my favorites ways to unwind is to watch movies. Specifically, movies I have seen before. One of my recent favorites is a movie called “Pacific Rim.” I own it on Amazon video. In the film “Pac Rim,” the heroes are fighting giant Godzilla type … Read more

On Change and Moving “Forward Toward Growth”

What Do We Need in Order to Grow? Abraham Maslow was a psychologist who was well known for positing the “hierarchy of needs.”¬† He stated that as our basic needs are met, we are able to go on to meet other needs. The baseline need being physiological; then safety, love and belonging, esteem and self-actualization. … Read more

The Fear of Being a Therapist

I don’t know what else to call it. So I am calling it “The Fear of Being a Therapist.” I’m finding that a number of beginning counselors and those who have been practicing for years hold a variety of fears that are crippling and overwhelming. These are the fears I hear about from beginning counselors … Read more

Freedom of Belief…Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Belief One of things for which I am most grateful is living in a time and place that supports¬†freedom of religion…which, to me, translates to freedom of belief. I’m not sure how I would survive in any other place or time. I am first and foremost an independent thinker and a questioner. I … Read more