A Thought Shifting Question: What are the Possibilities?

Possibilities

“What are the possibilities?” This is a simple question, yet it is a powerful one.   This is something I ask myself routinely in my own life.   I also find this useful both as a counselor and clinical supervisor. It packs with it, the possibilities of creative problem solving, hope building and a grounding calm. It is not a genius or new idea. It … [Read more...]

The Gifts of Perfect Imperfection

Perfect Imperfection

I let my dog Bodee out and was walking around the yard with him.  I feel that since my life is less rigorous in the sense of going to a work environment, I have had more time to break away and  have a stronger, relaxed sense of attention.  I notice all kinds of things, perhaps in a more depth-like way than before.  Some days are definitely better … [Read more...]

With rigid rules, dare to ask the question, “Is this the humane thing to do?”

Is this the humane thing to do?

Theodore Roosevelt said it well, “Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” Through a number of events that occurred in the last couple of days, I have had a fire lit underneath me and a wish to scream out, ‘Do we have to have such rigid rules people? What about flexibility and compassion? Can we think outside of the box just a little?” I … [Read more...]

Breaking Patterns

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results."  ~  Albert Einstein ~  This is a favorite quote of mine.   It has always assisted when I find myself repeating a pattern that I wish not to, step back and take a look about what I need to different and start anew. … [Read more...]