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Solution Focused Therapy: Learn the Basics

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), as its name suggests, focuses on solutions and is goal-oriented, rather than problem focused as many other therapies are.  It is also known as Brief Solution Focused Therapy or Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and was developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, who were influenced by the work of Milton Erickson.  695 more words

Ramona Taylor

Are You At The Top Of Your Game

I have recently been listening to people who are at the top of their game in various fields and one common theme I hear in them is that before they become recognized or successful they were busy working and perfecting their craft. 199 more words

Acceptance

The Rollercoaster to Letting Go

No matter how long I spend on the caregiver road, I am often surprised at how I can still be surprised.

Following a hospital stay for sepsis (and a short stay in rehab), I got my mother back to the best possible care at her group home residence. 1,025 more words

Aging

Stacking the Deck

I am going this morning for my annual mammogram.

The procedure itself is certainly strange. The kind voiced older woman laying her hands on me – tugging and arranging.  276 more words

Life

What to do when people make you feel inadequate

Work environments are sometimes the hardest places to be a human. As a human we are imperfect and still growing and we do make the occasional mistake. 301 more words

Stress

So this blog is happening.

In the world of nursing school, we like to throw around words like “therapeutic” and “coping” and “defense mechanisms.”  Usually we’re talking about our patients, but rarely do we actually remind… 103 more words

Coping

How well am I really doing?

Over the past month

I don’t cry anymore.

But I don’t feel much anymore either.

I’ve completely turned off my emotions it seems.

This horrible life isn’t actually mine. 240 more words

Grief