You know that part in you that holds the trepidation, the idea that things could go wrong, that you could maybe repeat a “mistake” that brought you pain in the past….Listen to it! That doesn’t mean stop what you are doing and do what that voice of fear says. It doesn’t mean that the fear … More Your Fear is an Ally
Today is Groundhog Day! …..it is a cloudy day here in Toronto so I don’t think the little guy saw his shadow and scared himself into hibernation for another 6 weeks! How’s your shadow today? Our shadow represents our repressed and unconscious instinctual energies. When the shadow remains unacknowledged we project it onto others, like a hidden shape … More How’s your shadow today?
We would rather be ruined than changed, We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die. W. H. Auden Tough and one of my favourites. It makes me think of how much energy it really takes to hold ourselves down, especially when it begins to … More Considering
It seems my week is bringing to me a lot of people experiencing some sort of a “problem.” Funny thing to say for a therapist I guess. But what I am actually seeing as an observer is that the problem seems to be the actual hook. Not necessarily the situation itself. By definition a problem … More What’s the problem?
Today I tried all day to come up with some article to post that was brilliant, insightful, and educational. I wrote a few things and found myself hypercritical of every word. It is so easy to crawl in the hole of self-judgement. Now……several hours later…..I find myself remembering that for me, when self-judgement is present, … More Today