Burnout Turnabout

As many of us are experiencing trying times right now, I wanted to address the experience of burnout. My experience of this is pre-COVID and specific to mental health and human services. The levels of burnout described by first responders and medical personnel exceeds this and is of another level I have never experienced. IContinue reading “Burnout Turnabout”

So I Turned Myself To Face Me…Part 2

This resumes where Part 1 left off. I encourage everyone to read both parts for the sake of continuity. I found a job as a coach with a stop smoking tobacco program and left my position in the marijuana industry. Training for this position began at the beginning of March. This job seemed like anContinue reading “So I Turned Myself To Face Me…Part 2”

So I Turned Myself To Face Me…

When I became serious about starting my own coaching practice during the summer of 2020, it was after I had been undergoing serious personal transitions since I left my therapist position in early 2018. This started a crazy, upside-down, emotionally wrenching time for me. I had been a therapist for 15 years at this point,Continue reading “So I Turned Myself To Face Me…”

Compassion Ration

My observation over the years has been many people learn compassion after experiencing a lack of it when they needed it, I have met a precious few who come by compassion naturally and some whose families taught them compassion because it was highly valued to them. These are the exceptions however, at least from myContinue reading “Compassion Ration”

Help Me Help You Help Yourself

One of the many things that became apparent early into the pandemic was many people were able to work from home efficiently and easily. I remember reading this news was met with some surprise across a wide variety of industries. Much of the surprise came from industries that were thought to be office based only.Continue reading “Help Me Help You Help Yourself”

Playing Those Man Games

I recently read an article outlining all of the psychological reasons why men avoid seeking medical attention. The article was from a psychology journal and it reminded me of similar discussions I have had with former clients about “why we are the way we are.” This article observed this issue from several different psychological schoolsContinue reading “Playing Those Man Games”

Universe Conspiring Against You?

How do you handle adversity? All of us have periods where we feel any progress we make is completely uphill and difficult every step of the way. Other times it feels uphill all the way during a hailstorm walking over broken glass through a forest fire. Things can get unexpectedly tough and then they getContinue reading “Universe Conspiring Against You?”