I don’t know about you, but as 2013 winds down and the holidays very quickly approach, I have been noticing a trend in the people around me, including my family and my clients. There seems to be a tendency for the build-up of the year to get on top of people, creating a powerful sense … More Dealing with overwhelm
Studying, family, work, projects, reports and life in general can all be quite stressful. At times, especially around deadlines and important events, stress can feel overwhelming and the desire to stay motivated and concentrated may wane a bit. But why is this? What is stress? A little bit of stress is a good thing. It … More Struggling with Managing Stress?
As I was re-reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina recently, this quote really stood out to me: “All of the variety, all of the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” Reading that quote reminded me of the nature of joy. Joy, unlike happiness, is a much more deeply felt experience. Joy is … More What is joy?
To quote Carl Rogers, “Life, at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed. The aim of life is to be fully born; to be born every minute.” It is interesting how easy it is to lose this important notion in our lives. So many of us live in such a … More The Real Purpose of Therapy