This website is pretty awesome. It’s about reducing the stigma around having a therapist. Below is from the site. If you like it, check it out and share!
Well I don’t actually see all 10, personally. But I do see what an amazing impact they have every single day! I am the office manager for a small counseling practice. Starting my job I didn’t know what to expect from the clients OR the therapists.
As time has gone on I am simply amazed at how empathetic, caring, and compassionate the therapists are. I am also astounded by our clients. Getting to know them has allowed me to see that they are committed to making their lives better for themselves and the people around them. I am so grateful to be a part of this field and am so proud of the work that my therapists and clients do every day.
when your little girl
asks you if she’s pretty
your heart will drop like a wineglass
on the hardwood floor
part of you will want to say
of course you are, don’t ever question it
and the other part
the part that is clawing at
will want to grab her by her shoulders
look straight into the wells of
her eyes until they echo back to you
you do not have to be if you don’t want to
it is not your job
both will feel right
one will feel better
she will only understand the first
when she wants to cut her hair off
or wear her brother’s clothes
you will feel the words in your
mouth like marbles
you do not have to be pretty if you don’t want to
it is not your job
The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”
― Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Watch this short video on how to diffuse your anger in 6 seconds!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Steve Jobs’ vision of the world
One simple way you can work towards living a more fulfilling and satisfying life is to find things you love to do and do them! For some, being creative is one way to do this. I recently stumbled across a website called Silk where you can create intricate designs and patterns by moving your mouse around the page. Silk was created by Yuri Vishnevsky and can also be purchased as an ipad app. It’s also a great website to just have fun with and play. See some sample artwork below. So go check it out and get creative.
Literally, psychologist means ‘one who studies the soul’, we think of it as a scary word in our harsh-sounding, Germanic language, but it actually means something really beautiful. I also like that it is ambiguous as to whether it’s me studying my own soul, or yours, or you studying my soul, or me asking you to study your own. It’s like a big impossible object that goes around and around.
You live out the confusions until they become clear.