Balance isn’t a goal; it’s a practice. We tend to think of balance as something we achieve but balance, by its very nature, is temporary.
If you are unhappy then it’s time for something to change. Physical pain exists to keep us safe. It says, “Stop running on your broken leg! Take care of that scrape right this minute!” It’s how emotional pain works, too. Emotional pain reminds us to take care. I guess it’s our cultural Protestant work ethic that makes us forget this. So …
When I was teaching parenting classes in Portland nearly two decades ago I had one parent in the class who was there because she’d been mandated by child protective services. I don’t know the whole story but I knew that she didn’t want to be there. She made it clear that she resented having to sit there listening to a …
It’s the big picture stuff that matters, not so much the tiny decisions that we fret about.
Is it necessary that your therapist have the same background that you do? I don’t think so and here’s why.
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