Ashamed of Desire Itself

Moving in Silence Occasionally I see or hear people advising others to “move in silence”  and not share their plans or desires with others. While that may be a good strategy for protecting yourself, it is not a great strategy for gaining support. Perhaps there is some merit to the advice. Maybe everyone doesn’t need … Read more

Professional Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Professional Networking is Personal If you don’t recognize that all business has a personal component then you are missing out on probably the most important dynamic in professional relationships and networking. The truth is ALL of your relationships matter. Too often people are trying to grow their businesses or their career and the people in … 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