Gratitude is…

An integral part of healing.  Gratitude helps me see the good things in a day.  Gratitude helps me see the good in me.  I started counting blessings.  Lots of them.  I did the blessing a day for a month and barely scratched the surface.  Then someone pointed out that counting blessings was putting a limit…

Met the enemy

And they is us….. Old quote hung around for years and years because it still applies.  My sister reposted a meme that spells out one of my greatest challenges. I learned so much in counseling, yet I catch myself on the same self destructive paths, repeat ad nauseum. Heavy sigh.  Sick for a three day…

Being a hero

Can be detrimental to your health and relationships.  I mentioned in my last post about Rescuer’s High. This is the feeling you get when you come in and fix everything for someone else.  The rush of feeling like a hero even if the solution was detrimental to the person being rescued. I didn’t understand the…

Therapist response

I learned from reading about it and from my own experience that the response of the therapist is key to moving forward in therapy.  I was blessed with my first counselor that delivered just the right mix of validation, encouragement and teaching new skills.  Later experiences I had one not believe me, another tell me…

Words to share

Read this today and wanted to share it. Drunken Soldier By: Dave Matthews Band Keep your head up Try and listen to your heart Be kind always, no matter We all grow up and someday we’ll say goodbye So shine your light while got one Make the most of what you’ve got Don’t waste time…