First and foremost: Thank you to all of you for reading my posts, taking your time to comment, clicking on the “like” or offering your love, insights, personal struggles, poems, pictures and humor.
Evolution: I walk a fine line between what to disclose and what to keep private, both as a therapist and as a blogger. As a therapist my training was to never self-disclose. Therapists are supposed to be a “blank slate” upon which clients project their own feelings, fears and hope.
As I’ve “evolved”, modified or down right let go of more and more of my “training” – what remains always surprises me. This blog continues to evolve with me and probably surprises you too!
Objective Observation: Clients come in looking for a quick fix – understandable and healthy not to want to remain in a state of pain, confusion or fear. They look to me for my point of view (there goes the blank slate!). Truth be told, they don’t always like my point of view but I give it anyway.
I am not an expert on life – just an observer, a professional lookie-loo. The only difference between my clients and me is that I “usually” can objectively observe my own unhealthy (read, “bad”) behavior - can’t always stop it but I sure do know what my part is.
Behavior: Time for me to begin to act on my observations.
Observation: My entire life has been about teaching and sharing what I’ve learned. I didn’t deliberately set out to do this, it seemed to just happened.
Observation: I’ve accumulated a TON of ”stuff”. I have closets of craft supplies, audio recordings, power-point presentations, creative expression tools & techniques on a variety of topics such as health & wellness, spirituality, psychology, creativity etc, etc.
Behavior #1: I’ve begun to make more changes to this blog. I’m adding FREE STUFF, rearranging and editing. Can’t afford to pay anyone so I struggle with the technology side – struggle is putting it mildly – it is slow going and doesn’t work the way I’d like.
- It isn’t very “user-friendly”
- I don’t know how to link things for easy retrieval. (I’ll try to put the new “stuff” at the top.)
- You’ll have to periodically click on the “FREE STUFF” on the header to see what’s new.
- I can’t figure out how to create MP3 downloads so the audio recordings will have to be listened to on the blog
After a 6 month hiatus I will start facilitating live workshops again. That will help thin out the supply cabinet! I’ll post the schedules on the blog.
As many of you know, my attention span does not span a lot of time, my interests pull me in many directions and my physical health sometimes puts a damper on my intentions. So be patient, be encouraging and please share with your friends what I share with you.