KBR Mom and social worker
Two years ago, I wrote a post as we looked to a new year. This year, I find myself even more reflective. Embrace this list, make it your own, agree to disagree, but not disconnect ~KBR
Sir Winston Churchill once said, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." When it comes to mental health and emotional disorders, the sufferer and those who love them often lack the courage to say what needs to be said, to own the scary and to talk back to the part of the sufferers brain that maintains a vice grip on the entire family.
Recently, I heard Marc Maron express in a podcast, (it is) "good for the soul just to have conversation." I spend my days engaged in conversation with such a wide variety of people that I couldn't be more thankful for the nourishment my mind and soul receive. Until there is one of those confrontations that takes the wind out of my sails and can only be labeled as soul sucking.
As 2015 draws to a close, I find myself pondering yet another year of this business baby of my own. Sure, the end of the year brings the painful tasks of finances in preparation for tax time; but, it also allows me time to reflect on highs and lows for my clients, take a long hard look at myself to see what I may be able to do differently (both at work and at home), and look toward another year of being invited into the raw emotional lives of my clients.