Growing up, I had always longed for a sense of home. Not just a place to live, but more of a place in which I could be safe, loved, and accepted. I was always a shy, awkward kid, who always felt at least ten years older than I actually was, which made making friends with kids my age very challenging.
During this time of COVID-19, the life we had and the world we knew, too suddenly it seems, are gone. This has left many of us feeling stressed and lost in thoughts such as: What happens next? or, How long must we endure this new reality before things get better?
During this truly unprecedented time, many of us are turning to telehealth to provide care for our clients. However, with that comes a number of challenges, including our own uncertainty about how helpful and effective we will be over telehealth.
I will never forget the day I learned that Sherlock Holmes died. I was nine. My mother was working late, and my father was making mashed potatoes for dinner. The story’s ominous title, “The Final Problem,” sent chills down my bones and I had a very bad feeling while reading it.
Spiritual integrity is the combination of a state and a quality. Spiritual integrity is the state of being undivided together with the quality of brutal self-honesty. It demands a considerable depth of self-awareness and an uncompromising willingness to be authentic.