I was once asked how I would explain the phrase existential phenomenology. Being that I am not one to typically speak a lot of psycholog-ese, I wrote this very succinct poem: This morning I woke up. It was beautiful! Sometimes we need to get out of our heads and simply experience life. A healthy tension … Continue reading What is Existential Phenomenology?
“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
One rule in life that I try to rigidly adhere to.....stop at every kid's lemonade stand and buy something, even if I don't really want it. I think it's important to support any kid that is willing to show the motivation and courage to put themselves out there and work toward a goal. How often … Continue reading Lemonade Stands – Nourishment for the Soul
Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets Losing a pet is a deeply painful experience, yet often misunderstood by many who see the beloved pet as "Just a pet." Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets is a powerful resource for those experiencing pet loss and those who are supporting … Continue reading For Anyone That Has Experienced The Loss Of A Pet
Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path Grief and Loss Long before contemporary approaches to helping people face death, loss, and other life transitions, poetry was used by many cultures to assist the grieving process. Today, it remains an important healing art. Capturing Shadows is an original collection of poems about actively engaging one's grieving and … Continue reading A Grief and Loss Resource for Academia, Clinicians, and Anyone Who Has Experienced Loss