Every day I help people through the toughest times of their lives. Every day I model the work I teach. Every day I challenge and comfort. Every day I teach and sometimes even beg. Everywhere I go I am asked advice. Everywhere I go people often feel comfortable enough to tell me their deepest darkest …

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Every day I choose to practice my recovery. Every day I choose to work on myself. Some days are good. Some not so good. Some days feel easier. Some more of a struggle. A pain in the ass? Yep! Worth it? Absolutely! Self compassion in recovery What I am finding is important in my recovery is to have self-compassion …

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A Recovering Therapist’s Perspective It has not been easy to be a mental health therapist in the world this week, especially here in Saint Louis. Hell, it hasn’t been easy to be human this week. So much pain. So much violence. So much suffering. So much judgment. So much intolerance. So much powerlessness. And, yet …

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Truly honored “Be free my guarded heart and I shall flourish. Tear down the walls that guard and I will thrive. Expose my inner depths and shine light on what’s real. Afraid and brave, she will live and love freely and entirely. Watch her fly. Watch her grow.” The words my client wrote as part …

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