A Thought Shifting Question: What are the 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

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?”

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...]