Leadership, Loyalty, and My Very Good Luck

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Preface…I (Carolyn) wrote recently about the great team I work with every day at Bergen and Associates Counselling…and I used a story of Lindsey as an example of the quality of people I interact with.  A solid team of therapists that supports and builds each other up, makes for better therapy for clients, I think. …

Affirmation: You’re Good Trouble

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I love my work. I love it for lots of reasons that I’ve written about before–the clients I see humble me with their courage and stun me with their growth. I am often surprised by joy as we work through the difficult stuff of life. I also love it because it is a place where …

Love’s Legacy

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Husband and I are part of a care group…a bunch of folks who have decided to intentionally do life together. We meet for a dinner once a month. We ask each other honest questions and have candid conversations. We share of love and life and faith and care for each other.  We pray for one another. …

An Open Letter to Ms. Rona Ambrose

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Dear Ms. Ambrose, Wow…did you see this coming? Your role as leader of the Official Opposition?  I know your party was anticipating a re-election, with Mr. Harper continuing to be Prime Minister.  And now–you’re the interim leader of the Conservative party. That’s an enormous job to land in.  I applaud your courage to take on …

Poster of one man helping another over the wall..."We don't have to do it alone. We were never meant to" Brene Brown quote

A letter to a potential client: Yep, therapy is hard

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Dear Potential Client: As a person contemplating entering counselling, I feel like there are a few things you need to know.  A lot more people have considered counselling than have actually made an appointment.  So…a lot of people wonder about making an appointment, maybe even want to make an appointment…but don’t. I just wanna make …

Hopes for Parenting in a Fast Moving World Part 1

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(alternate working title: How to Slow Down and Stop Being a Jerk) From time to time I almost have myself convinced that I’m all grown up. On those occasions, I’m doing grown-up type things like voting for a prime minister, having difficult conversations with my boss**, or re-re-reading the bedtime stories my son prefers (rather than …