My son had a stroke a couple of months ago. He was 7 months old at the time. A tiny human being who knew nothing about pain or suffering suddenly being forced to face a terrifying situation even for an adult. From seizures to painful procedures. Spending days in the fear and sadness that fills a hospital ICU to be released with motor skill shortcomings. And having to face everyday these motor deficits that make reaching normal developmental milestones so much harder, therefore facing months of rehab ahead of him.Continue Reading
I always believed people transformed into someone else when they faced a life-altering event. Almost like who they were in the past would suddenly vanish and they would become this whole other person. That’s what I anticipated would happen when I got married, whenever I made a big career move, and then again when I became a mother.Continue Reading
“I think I’m done with therapy!” I told my therapist, outpouring my pent-up frustration. “It seems that all this talking and introspection is useless. Four years of continuous work and I’m still unsatisfied and constantly disappointed!”Continue Reading
See, I’m one of those persons who firmly believes life is an opportunity for continuous improvement. And that individuals should always strive for ongoing self-enhancement.Continue Reading
As human beings we have a natural need to understand and control. We want to make sense of our world. And in a life that is so uncertain and unpredictable, we want to have power over the outcome of our experiences.
And as we struggle to find certainty in life, a certainty that can never be found, we cling on to ways of thinking and acting in an effort to gain that understanding and control we’re searching for.Continue Reading