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Our Endless Resources

Our Endless Resources

  “The human mind is our most fundamental resource.” – John, F. Kennedy, President Some weeks, some days—some moments, even—are exhausting. Perhaps we’re feeling that right now. Exhaustion could have occurred as a willing and worth-while gift of our efforts, or as a sudden draw from an already dry well of willpower. Perhaps what we [Continue]

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. [Continue]

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

    This should be “… of enormous interest for everyone concerned with the future of our species – environmentalists and legislators, industrialists and educators, you and me. Its message should become part of Western thought.” – Jane Goodal, Anthropologist, On the subject of Ecopsychology   Let’s imagine ourselves smelling the sweet loam of a [Continue]

Best. Summer. Ever.

Best. Summer. Ever.

  “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore, Writer “Before we know it, summer will be gone. And with it will go the many opportunities that it brings. The radiant sunlight, beautiful beaches and outdoor cooking…and underlying these elements are opportunities to boost the way we think and feel” [Continue]

Our Wolf’s Bounty

Our Wolf’s Bounty

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart   Be positive. It’s on bumper stickers, T-shirts, posters and on television. As such, [Continue]

A Wordless Farewell

A Wordless Farewell

“I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.” – Temple Grandin, Professor with Autism   In Wordless, we discussed ways to do therapy with non-verbal individuals. In Beyond Words we looked toward [Continue]

Sailing Through Stress

Sailing Through Stress

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Renowned Stress Researcher Endocrinologist   Stress is like the wind. It is always around us, sometimes heavy, sometimes light. Sometimes we fear it may blow us over. And it can, if we let it. But stress, like wind, can be [Continue]

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“Much of what we’ve been told about the qualities that lead to achievement is logical, earnest—and downright wrong.” – Eric Barker, long-time blogger, now author, from his book below A good, ethical counselor knows when to refer. A great counselor knows when to refer someone to Eric Barker. We already checked out his brilliant, science-based [Continue]

C is for Counselor

C is for Counselor

“Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.” – Aeschylus, ancient Greek Tragedian   April is Counseling Awareness Month! As such, I’d thought I’d do an assignment that I often give to my clients—taking their name or their profession and using each letter to describe their [Continue]

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   The American Heritage Medical Dictionary says that a therapist is “a person who specializes in psychotherapy” and Webster’s Dictionary says a counselor is someone “who gives guidance or advice.” But for those [Continue]

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