Written Word

There’s no way around it: If you’re human, you’re a deeply social creature. That means you need to feel like someone understands you. Especially  when your world is in turmoil or when you’re hurting.

We all know it at some level—we need relationships.  To learn. To grow. To heal. The main purpose of everything I offer in my work is to help you know you’re not alone in this thing called life.

But sometimes it’s the middle of the night or your appointment is next week or you’re out of town or I’m out of town, and you need to feel less alone now.

If you can’t talk to me now, I still want to offer you a helping hand. During change-filled, uncertain, or painful points in my own life I’ve clung to comfort and support from insights, inspirations, new thoughts, and shared experiences that other people have been thoughtful enough to write down. Because when they’re written down, I can look at them whenever I need to.

And sometimes?

Finding that one sentence that speaks to your experience at just the right time can make you feel the dawn of connection to the world.

Can make you realize you’re not crazy for feeling the way you do.

Can tilt your perspective into an angle that brings focus to the dizzying thoughts that spin through your head when you’re all by yourself.

So I’m a collector of words.
All kinds of written words that inspire, console, comfort, challenge, and teach.

And I write my own words down, too—to make sense out of things for you and for other therapists who help people like you.

Not all of these words will help you all of the time. But in this collection of amazing language that I’ve amassed for more than two decades, I bet you’ll find something that fits. Just right. For this moment.

So sit back in a comfy chair. Wrap your softest blanket around your shoulders. And make yourself at home:

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Every writer, by the way he uses the language, reveals something of his spirit, his habits, his capacities, his bias. This is inevitable as well as enjoyable. . . . Creative writing is communication through revelation—it is the Self escaping into the open.           — Strunk and White