Waiting can be good

Waiting can be good

“When your wings have suddenly and unexpectedly been clipped, maybe, just maybe, there’s more to learn by staying where you are.”Author unknown Someone I care about recently shared this at a time when they didn’t want to be in that...

How to choose a therapist

Choosing the right therapist for you is a significant step on the journey toward healing, recovery or personal growth. I say this from experience, personal experience. I’ve been fortunate to work with a handful of skilled clinicians over the years who have in...

Adversity Advantage

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great.So just focus, and keep aiming.” Someone facing life-changing adversity recently shared this with me....

The Snake Story

Terry Gorski tells one of my favourite stories. Heard many years ago when I first started working with people in recovery, it goes something like this. “One day, walking in a frozen wintry forest, I almost trip on something. When I look down I see a snake,...

Bouncing Back

I’ve been researching and writing about resilience recently – the ability to bounce back from adversity. Some people seem to have innate skill here, others less so. Piques my curiousity. How is it that some people naturally interpret failures as...