Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Just as our life can't always be neatly wrapped in a box, the stories of our lives can sometimes be messy, unorganized, unexplained, unredeemed... thus far. Our stories began before we were born and continue on through those we leave behind when we die. We are not done with our stories... we are in process. Our stories change, as we are changed.
Who needs to hear your stories today? Who do you want to invite to hear more of their story?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Putting our trust in others leaves us vulnerable. That vulnerability opens up painful feelings that we would prefer not to feel. If we don't trust, we say to ourselves, we don't have to hurt when that trust is broken. However living this philosophy often leaves us lonely and tired.
We need to be wise about who we will trust. There truly are people who are not trustworthy. Perhaps the issue to wrestle with is not so much can I trust others but can I trust myself - can I trust myself to know who is trustworthy and who is not? Can I trust myself not to put myself in relationships/situations that only lead to my harm?
What do you think? How do you struggle with the issue of trust?
Monday, February 26, 2007
Rob and Jenna Deckert are happy to announce that they are having a baby boy this summer! Jenna is 5 months pregnant and feeling great. She will continue to see clients until June and then will be off on maternity leave.
Congrats to the Deckerts!
Monday, August 14, 2006
Eating disorders are not about food.
Your relationship with food will mirror your relationship with others.
An eating disorder is a desperate attempt to find control in a world (outside of you and within you) that is filled with chaos.
An eating disorder is a flee from pleasure.
An eating disorder is a disconnect from the body.
With an eating disorder, real fears that a person is unable to face are refocused onto fears regarding food, weight, and body image.
Unexpressed anger turns to revenge through an eating disorder.
We aren't born hating our bodies but most people (with and without an eating disorder) will spend the rest of our life making peace with our body.
Eating disorders are serious and potentially life-threatening. They do not go away in time or on their own. Eating disorders always require professional help.
Recovery is possible and happens within supportive, healing relationships.
Monday, August 7, 2006
The process of letting go begins with naming what it is we need to let go of. So, let's write a letter together...
Dear _________, (this can be a person, a habit, an emotion, a regret, guilt, etc.)
I need to let go of you.
(From this sentence, fill the body of the letter in with anything you want. Make it as long or short as you want.)
(Let me know how it goes!)