I have favourite bloggers whose work I regularly read and enjoy. The bloggers are friends, counsellors, writers, lawyers, artists, students, teachers, business leaders, coaches,…the list goes on. They come from a variety of age groups and I find the writers to be creative, inspiring, fun, humorous, playful, and thought-provoking.
As I read I often find posts that I think are worth sharing with clients. The response when I have done so has invariably been positive. Some clients have then shared the posts with others. Which tells me it’s hit a chord.
In sharing these posts with clients I am careful to state that my sharing is not meant as a wholehearted endorsement of everything on the site. I share what I think is relevant and I let clients know why I think this might be relevant for them to read.
Here are a few of my favourites:
This mother talks about how one sentence changed the way she interacts with her family. It is a post that I have often thought about, referred back to and shared.
The six words? “I love to watch you play”
This post is about eliminating the word “busy” from our vocabulary. The author’s friend tried to live without using the word “busy” for a year! I am much more conscious of my own use of the word now. It has also proven useful for some clients who struggle with ‘busyness’ and wanting to achieve a better life-work balance.
On a more serious note, when I am working with clients who were raised in dysfunctional family systems I often share this post which calls into question the phrase “they did the best they could”. http://guesswhatnormalis.com/2011/02/who-says-our-dysfunctional-parents-did-they-best-they-could/
And, of course, anything by Anne Lamott is wonderful as far as I am concerned. She is an amazing writer.
“We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be….the real issue is how do we gently stop being who we aren’t?”
If you have any favourite posts I’d love to hear about them!
Dawn M. Schell, MA, CCC, CCDP is an affiliate counsellor with Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. http://www.therapyonline.ca
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