Life Without an Alarm Clock

By: Stacy Notaras Murphy Originally Posted on: Retirement often seems to be about trade-offs. You may have more time to do the things you love but less money to devote to those things. You may have more opportunities to exercise and enjoy life, yet you have to navigate new health care and insurance issues. You … Continue reading »

In Boston’s wake, expert advice on how to deal, heal with traumatic events

By Phyllis Swebilius / Twitter: @pswebilius Originally posted on: An old “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” clip flying around this week on social media shows Fred Rogers, in shirt and tie, calmly talking about troubled times. “When I was a little boy, and something bad happened in the news, my mother would tell me to … Continue reading »

Sandy’s Aftermath

By: Heather Rudow Originally posted on: As the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, a historic “superstorm” that claimed more than 120 lives and left an unthinkable path of destruction in its wake, Counseling Today reached out to a few American Counseling Association members living in affected areas. We asked them to share their thoughts … Continue reading »

Where East Meets West

By: Lynne Shallcross Originally Posted on: Cliff Hamrick was meditating long before he became a counselor, having found the practice useful for treating the depression he had experienced some years before. Now a private practitioner in Austin, Texas, Hamrick integrates Eastern and Western approaches to counseling because he believes it benefits his clients. Partway … Continue reading »

The Dalai Lama Visits Danbury

The Dalai Lama Visits Danbury What did I take away from hearing the Dalai Lama speak at Western Connecticut State University in October, 2012? I first should mention that the theme of his talk centered on the factors that are involved in moving away from anxiety and moving toward a happier life. I feel drawn … Continue reading »

When The Unthinkable Happens

When the unthinkable happens: Counseling children following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Heather Rudow December 18, 2012 When the lives of six educators and 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7 were cut short in a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., school Dec. 14, the entire country found itself reeling. The … Continue reading »