Tag Archives: support system

A Pal

“Good luck with everything, pal.” That was the final text from the man I thought would be my final love. Five words bent into a flint dagger. My eyes welled and my lips blubbered; sweat soaked through my shirt. Opened … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Walking Beside Me

His freshman year of high school, my brother, Fred, walked out into a Massachusetts snowstorm with no shoes on. Tensions were too high at home for him to consider footwear. I ran after him with a pair of sports slides. … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Together

“I alone don’t have everything a patient needs,” “[I’m a Licensed Social worker] because I have other health professionals around me that help me provide care to these patients. I could not have done this on my own.”

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ways to Stay Calm

Get that worrisome “thing” checked out You know, that mole, pain, or bump you tell yourself is nothing (you’re probably right!) but that you’re not 100% sure about. Such things can gnaw at you, and research tells us uncertainty is … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Fertility

My best friend is trying to conceive, but so far it hasn’t worked out. How can I elaborate and share milestones about my kids without making my friend feel bad? Sharing your children’s milestones is fun but do so in … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Supervision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment