By accepting pain, we become stronger. We do less harm to those we love. By living in brokenness, we grow closer to those we love. It is a journey from shamefulness to kindness, from confusion to wisdom, and from loneliness and hostility to rich relationships.
I am no longer working for Refresh Therapy, and I am starting my own practice. There are no hard feelings between me and the team at Refresh Therapy, we just parted ways. Anyway, here is the update on my practice. I am starting a non-profit, rather than a traditional private practice. The reason for this… Continue reading New Year, New Practice
In life, it is hard to measure what matters. Michael Hyatt’s LifeScore assessment helps you do just that by using a well refined set of questions to help you look at key areas of your life.
What are you thankful for? What are you doing with the abilities and privileges you’ve been blessed with? How do your gratitude and goals line up?
When we’ve been through tragedy, at some point we will encourage others whose tragedy is more recent. That sending is scary, but we’re not alone.
During times of tragedy, some of the encouragement from others may not feel true. Well-meaning people tend to either oversimplify or overcomplicate things. Here is some encouragement from scripture, from Jesus himself.
Tragedy often tempts us to isolate ourselves. The truth is that we heal best in community. Beyond that, we heal best in the right community. Do not go through your tragedy alone, let others in to help you.
On October 1st last year, I was at my brother, Jon’s memorial service. This video and the four that follow it reflect some of the grieving, healing, and sharing done since that time. I hope you find this helpful.
It’s been awhile since I made a video. I’m here with a quick update. I’ve been working on two different projects that have taken most of my creative time and energy away from this blog. I want to give an update on those things. Number one, my mom and I co-wrote a book on grief.… Continue reading Update on the book, and back to regular blogging
22 teenagers died by suicide in Clark County, Washington between February and May of this year, 2017. I lost my own brother to suicide in August of last year. He wasn’t a teenager, but his suicide still very deeply impacted me. It made me very deeply concerned for my community to hear that number. 22… Continue reading 22 Suicides in 3 Months. Here’s one thing YOU can do.