The compassionate part of grief

The compassionate part of grief

Grief and Loss When Zoie lost her mom, she felt a deep void inside of her.  She struggled to get out of bed in the morning.  Her mother had been the one that she could always turn, too, when she was fighting or stressed.  She couldn’t imagine holidays and...
Automatic pilot

Automatic pilot

Joey As an intern in the emergency room, Joey was always on autopilot.  He felt like he ran from room to room trying to manage crises, follow protocol, and stay out of the way of the doctors.  He loved what he did, but he was always going.  He didn’t have time to...
The many faces of PTSD

The many faces of PTSD

Johnathon Johnathon was a high functioning hedge fund manager.  He was successful and seemed to be doing well in his life except for in his relationships.  As a child, his father would hit him, and he could never predict when the violence would occur.  Whenever...
You don’t need to prove your worth

You don’t need to prove your worth

Angela often worried about what others thought of her.  Was she pretty or smart enough?  Criticism of any sort seemed to send her in a tailspin.  At work, she compared herself to her colleagues and wanted to make sure that she outperformed them.  She would stay at...