RESIST MUCH? Carolyn and her daughter Jessie are in the thick of individuation in the middle of a pandemic. The arguments are, well, unpleasant. After a layered exploration of Carolyn’s experience of Jessie, the good, the bad, the ugly, she felt better. Feeling more steady Carolyn was ready to head
When I learned to swim in the ocean, my dad taught me to watch the waves carefully. He instructed that some waves were just going to be too big for me and I’d need to dive under them so I didn’t get banged up in the surf. The pandemic
RESILIENCE, we can embody that. Or we can embody the opposite. OR, we can find the very real freedom of easy access to both with equal ease. And, consider that there are several opposites to resilient. What do you feel when you are NOT feeling resilient? Fragile? Weak?
If Self Acceptance was a country, Dick Olney would be its Poet Laureate. If Integration was a country, Zivorad Slavinski would be its Minister of Wholeness. Dick was fond of the ancient Arabian aphorism, “Trust God and tie your camel.” I found the seeming tension between these two compelling. The
RESILIENCY ~ the ability to weather life’s storms with relative steadiness, the ability to “bounce back.” According to the APA, resiliency is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.” We all could benefit from tending to our resiliency gardens
The AAIT Fellowship Training Group met last Saturday and I had a very surprising experience. Generally, I feel quite tired after a day of working via zoomscreen work. This time I did not. I found our time together surprisingly energizing. Hearing about all the good work everyone is doing, how
Like many of you, I shifted entirely to tele-health last week. I learned a few things along the way. This way of working is not brand new to me. I’ve coached clients all over the world with tele-sessions. However, the back to back sessions like this was a little different
What kind of preparations are you making to serve your clients through the coronavirus? Now that the virus is local to our East Tennessee area – it’s absolutely important to have plans in place. Personally, last week I switched to tele-health last week, providing clients with reminders and resources to