My latest original post for HuffPost Healthy Living. ~~~ Expanding the Empathy Enigma To feel seen, known and loved. What we all want and need in this life, and what we all probably hope to provide to those we care about. How do we truly see, know and love someone when their experiences are so …

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I have been blogging for a year and half now. A lot of learning, growth, healing and connection has happened in that year and a half. 195 posts of learning, growing and healing to be exact. As I am continuing to work on growing the platform ofEver Upward, I am growing my Justine Froelker’s YouTube channel. …

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Only nine months ago I had to go back to work as the authentic therapist I am after being out from a family member’s life threatening, and ultimately life changing, accident. Only nine months ago I had to pray before each session and take a deep breath in order to be present for my clients and …

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Because you can’t, sometimes things just can’t be fixed I’m sad. Just cheer up, it will be okay! I’m anxious. Just take a deep breath and calm down. I’m angry. Just count to 10 or walk away. We’re having trouble getting pregnant. Just adopt! Just relax! Just stopping trying! We think these above statements are empathy. …

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There is a lot of fear right now. Fear of struggle. Fear of violence. Fear of depression. Fear of it getting worse. Fear of sadness. Fear of unanswered questions. Fear of pain. Fear of loss. Fear of it never getting better. Fear of the unknown. Fear of fear. Fear is a constant topic in my office with …

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