Vacation…All I Ever Wanted

Ah, summer.  We often think of it as vacation season. Let's look at the definition of the word vacation: Vacation: noun.  A period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday.  According to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, it is imperative to take a vacation from everything going on during the summer to prevent burn out.  Here in Memphis, it is incredibly hot and … Continue reading Vacation…All I Ever Wanted

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Let it Be

I have found that we, as humans, have a strong desire for everything to be (or at least to appear) neat and clean.  There is something comforting about order that helps us to feel safe from the chaos.  But, neat and clean is not how life really is. I was recently walking on a friend's … Continue reading Let it Be

UnComfortably Numb

As a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a type of talk therapy focusing on changing one's thoughts in order to change emotions and behaviors, I am always shocked at the number of people I speak to who are under the impression that they have no control over their thoughts. In CBT, … Continue reading UnComfortably Numb