Therapy is difficult work, and throughout the process I talk a lot about how to take care of yourself so you are up to the task. And after therapy, self-care remains important as a means to keep you living and working at your best. If you have heard a lot about self-care but aren’t really sure what it means or how to do it, here is a brief primer I wrote for GoodTherapy.org on how to get started:
This page is a collection of writing that I find evocative of the work in therapy, or descriptive of issues that come up in people’s lives, or that seems like it might be helpful in some way. Some of it is articles I have written as a topic expert for GoodTherapy.org, and some I have written especially for this site. Some of the rest is writing by other people, especially poetry, that speaks to me in some way about suffering in life and how some people endure, transform, and flourish.