"...the more you fail to experience your life fully, the more you will fear death." ---Irvin Yalom
People come to counseling for all kinds of reasons. There is no wrong reason to talk to a counsellor, here are some issues that counselling can be particularly helpful with.
There are times when things feel really dark and I wonder if reusing my grocery bags is kind of like, pouring out my glass of water onto an oncoming volcanic eruption.
A recent study shows that loneliness is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! And it can occur at any time in life. Here are some ways to stay connected.
"They say they love me, but if they really knew, who I am... what I've done...."
We have power to act and and to influence another person's journey with mental illness, but we do not have all the power.
A diagnosis is not an assessment of who you are. It is a description of the symptoms you are experiencing. Some diagnosis have more stigma attached than others and some can help to bring life-changing clarity to an individual, directing them towards needed help.
The first thing we tend to do when feeling ill or in pain is turn to the things that used to help us to feel better. If these no longer work or have become impossible, despair can set in
There is a way through. Grief can be approached gently, from the side. It doesn't have to be challenged head on.
Now, I want to go for a walk! I want to do the next item on my list. I can't wait to see what I will discover on my next walk in my own neighbourhood.