I'm a social worker. Half of the kids I work with are 11 year old boys who struggle with anger outbursts due to the trauma, sickness, and emotional pain they've had to experience in their lives. I am the one who works with the family and providers to develop a "crisis plan" so everyone knows what to do to be safe and calm when a potential crisis comes up. The one "trigger" on nearly every single little boy's list is "being told 'no'." I feel ya, kid.
When Life Gets Tossed in the Air
It's only been two weeks. We've been sent off, we've had everything tossed up in the air, and we're scrambling to catch everything as it falls and put it back into place.
Writing on a Whim: My Therapy
Wow. Lately my life has been a whirlwind! I hate when I neglect my writing and this blog because I almost feel I’m abandoning myself when I do so. But sometimes “life happens,” and you have to roll with it as best you can! So now I’m sitting here today, after finally decluttering the piles … Continue reading Writing on a Whim: My Therapy
How Marriage Threatened my Relationship with Jesus
The Single Years My freshman year in college, I didn’t feel I was making friends very quickly. One day, on the advice of my youth pastor, I picked whatever room had the door open, walked in, sat on the floor, and joined the conversation. The room belonged to two girls from Michigan who will never … Continue reading How Marriage Threatened my Relationship with Jesus