Writing My Blog Used to be Easy

Writing my blog used to be easy: I wrote about what was on my mind that week. Typically that centered around work. I was inspired by the discussions I had with supervisees or colleagues. The range of topics was always relevant to the subject areas I write about. Other times my blog posts were inspired … Read more

Turning Toward vs. Turning Away

Turning Toward Life presents us with many opportunities to either turn toward  people or turn away  from them. When we “turn toward” people we are making a conscious decision to engage in the relationship. When you turn toward you are listening, showing interest and asking questions. At its best, turning toward is a sign of … Read more

Repairing Relationships

What Does it Take to Repair a Fractured Relationship?  Mutual commitment;  Acknowledgment of the problems;  An understanding of each person’s deeply held values;  A willingness to be vulnerable;  Sincere apologies;  Forgiveness; and  Possible reconciliation. Mutual Commitment One cannot repair what does not exist and we cannot force people to remain in any circumstance if it … Read more

What Does it Mean to Be Strong?

What Does it Mean to Be “Strong?” More often than not “strength”  is in part defined by one’s independence. Their ability to rely upon themselves. This includes, but is not limited to the following: being financially independent; being emotionally stable…even at times limiting one’s access to their emotions. not seeking or needing support from others; … Read more