not enough

I am continuing on the list of things that are recommended for therapist to do.  I believe these are important to recognize for the client because as a person seeing a therapist I can make the work harder or easier.  If I understand what my own options are I can work towards my strengths.  Sadly,…

One voice

Rachel agreed to let me share this.  This is her experience and her voice…..sharing this I am hoping that another point of view may help someone.  People die every day at their own hand…..I am hoping education and another choice or a sliver of hope will help someone get the help they need.     …

Know where you are going

Alice asked the Cheshire Cat which road she should take: “Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way…

The time has come

The time is now.  The time to prepare for the holidays is past.  They arrived officially for me today when I didn’t have to set my alarm.  I slept in until 7:00 AM, after I made myself go back to bed at my regular wake up time. My attitude will make all the difference.  Choose…

Pavelka Toolbox

I talk about building a toolbox of useful skills.  This is important for several reasons.  First, recognition that most interpersonal relationship skills can be learned. (You can teach an old dog new tricks.)  Increasing my skills gives me a variety of options on how to handle a situation and make adjustments as a response to…

Trade offs

PTSD is like having your stress bucket almost full before you start your day.  Adding a big event such as a wedding or friends party or a movie or any other event with good stress or bad stress I am making trade offs.  How long will it take me to recover from that 3 hour…