After having worked with a young woman in therapy that had struggled with depression and suicidal intentions, I reflected over the course of our work and allowed my thoughts and emotions to be held within the container of paper and ink. It's emotional work to accompany individuals within their darkness, as well as their journey … Continue reading Adrift

Yeah, I Hit That!

A couple of years ago my wife and I hiked from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we were hiking in the canyon we came across a sign that said "Toilet" that directed us to the nicely built structure housing three separate thrones of magnificence. In the middle of … Continue reading Yeah, I Hit That!

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Environment

Driving home from the office after a long week and a very full day I found myself in bumper-to-bumper traffic, even before getting on the interstate. It was evident that I would be going nowhere fast....or somewhere very slow. Cars were jockeying for the imaginary fast lane and fantasy of launching ahead of everyone in … Continue reading Change Your Attitude, Change Your Environment

The Costs of a Long Journey’s Change

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross So often I see folks in my office fighting for a different life. They face their fears with trembling bodies and sheepish eyes, yet they somehow find the courage to … Continue reading The Costs of a Long Journey’s Change