Posted in March 2012

Counselor self-care: Mental vacation time!

Counselor self-care: Mental vacation time!

It’s the end of spring break for us UNK students. The weather cleared up again and is beautiful. I achieved a major life goal this week, and there are some other good things on the horizon. So instead of taxing ourselves discussing weighty issues, let’s take a mental vacation to experience springtime in Nebraska! Sandals … Continue reading

Counselor self-care: Rituals that bind

Counselor self-care: Rituals that bind

As I work on a paper for my Marriage and Family Therapy class on rituals for couples, I’ve been thinking about my own rituals and those that my husband and I share. Rituals are incredibly important. They bind us together and help us forge ahead during life transitions. Many are religion and culture-based–think weddings, funerals, … Continue reading

SPECIAL BIG ANNOUNCEMENT HAPPY FUN TIME!!!!

YAY!!: An article that my professor and I have been working on since last May has been accepted for publication by the ACA affiliate journal The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health! I believe it will be published this summer, but I’ll put out more details once I know. (For all I know, I am … Continue reading

The problem with career counseling

The problem with career counseling

Well, maybe that’s a little harsh. Career counseling certainly seems to be suffering from at least a negative public perception. Apologies to my career counseling professor, who may be reading this and is possibly lowering my grade right now.¬†Allow me to explain before you lower any more! This is the first class I’ve taken for … Continue reading