Month: January 2018

One Minute Mindfulness

I miss being a kid. I played with toy cars, superheroes, and stuffed animals. I went outside from sunup to sundown, coming in for lunch. I made sure not to miss my favorite cartoons on […]

Spirituality and Self-Care

Improvements in self-care often involve clear suggestions. For instance, if someone wants to lose weight, the individuals can define specific goals and tangible steps to take towards those goals. They can exercise, eat a proper […]

Healing Is Not Linear

If you have been following the Caring Counselor blog, you have probably noticed a sharp drop in the amount of content being put out the past few weeks. I take personal responsibility for it and […]

Can You See Things My Way?

  It was 8:30 at night.  I received a call on my cell phone from my dad, asking if I had gotten home from work yet.  I told him no, as I had stopped for […]

Helping Others to Help Yourself

I was feeling nostalgic. I cleared out the middle of my bedroom floor. I mustered up enough strength to pull a large, blue, 50-gallon plastic tote from the back of my closet. This tote contains […]

Looking In From The Outside

A few weeks ago, I touched on how to cope with addiction and self-care (https://caringcounselor.blog/2017/12/20/addiction-and-self-care/). For that post, I put up a status on my personal social media calling for recovering addicts from all backgrounds […]