Posted in April 2012

Fighting the stress monster (and moths), BRB

Fighting the stress monster (and moths), BRB

I like to Google Image Search for silly things, like rainbow sprinkles and happy guinea pig. This is, of course, how I now know that the Stress Monster is adorable and has only one fang. I don’t believe it for a second, Google–the Stress Monster obviously looks like I do right now, with bags under … Continue reading

Counselor self-care: Quick fixes

Counselor self-care: Quick fixes

I’m an emotional person. I feel lots of things pretty strongly. But that can be difficult to live with on a daily basis, so I try to stay as emotionally balanced as possible. Sometimes something will really get to me anyway and I get crabby! I had one such encounter this week right before a … Continue reading

Hello, Baton Rouge!

Hello, Baton Rouge!

The paperwork was signed and delivered today: This August, Louie and I will be moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, so that he can pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in trumpet at Louisiana State University with Dr. Brian Shaw. This a great school and Louie will do very well. He’s an incredible musician and … Continue reading

Counselor self-care: The social clock ticks

Counselor self-care: The social clock ticks

One of the most intriguing concepts I learned about in my lifespan development class was that of the social clock–the socially acceptable timeline for life events to occur. It’s culturally determined, and some of us stick to our culture’s social clock pretty closely while others don’t at all. Not keeping up with the culturally-prescribed schedule … Continue reading

Mental health in the arts: Suicide in song

Mental health in the arts: Suicide in song

Mental health, developmental, and other issues are part of the human experience–and as such, have always been subjects of exploration by artists, writers, composers, playwrights, dancers, and anyone else creating art. In these “Mental Health in the Arts” posts, I hope to explore the issues behind the art, not to provide a diagnosis or case … Continue reading

Apologies!

Please ignore that last half-finished post update you may have gotten! Forget you ever read it, then be surprised all over again sometime this weekend when the actual post is finished. I think I just learned the value of keeping posts “private” until they’re ready for publication.

Party on! It’s Counseling Awareness Month!

Party on! It’s Counseling Awareness Month!

In celebration of Counseling Awareness Month, Jen from The Pursuit of Sassiness and I have launched our own mini-campaign about why counseling is important. We’re both really passionate about our field and hope to share that passion with you! If you are sorting through some life issues, no matter the size, and are wondering if … Continue reading