Moving beyond acute grief and into “normal”, I have become aware of the importance of paying attention to how my patterns and habits do and do not serve me, and how this is the work I do with my clients.
Reflecting on loss at the solstice, I look forward to riding into the returning light. As the days grow longer, and I bask in the sun, I want to remember that I am just a passenger on this planet, subject to changing seasons and unpredictable life experiences.
The recent unexpected loss of my brother has grabbed me, unsettled me, and asked me to show up in my life in new ways. It has begun to change the way I am as a mother, partner, and sister, and therapist. Above all else, it has been profoundly reshaping the ways I am taking care of myself.
This is the story of my encounter with an Antillean crested hummingbird. Read how it inspired me to invite therapists to be present in our own wild and precious lives.
Barely have ONE Minute to Invest in Yourself? The Importance of Therapist Self-Nurturing in the Pandemic
The COVID pandemic no longer feels brand new. It’s not as chaotic and disruptive as it was in past months. However, it’s an ongoing challenge full of uncertainty with no real end in sight. It’s a Time for Extra Care. Doing therapy well requires that therapists’ own well-being is in good shape. This is true under the best of circumstances, but becomes even more so in difficult times.