Suicide And Death: A Complicated Relationship

Creative Commons image from JD Hancock "Sometimes I really want to kill myself." "I hear that's bad for your health!" The above exchange took place between a suicidal teenager and their friend. At first the joke might seem a bit insensitive, but in reality it captures a nuance about suicidal thinking that's rarely discussed: suicide … Continue reading Suicide And Death: A Complicated Relationship

Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Not that long ago, I wrote a post about rejection and how, in addition to being an unfortunate reality of the job search process, it tends to discourage risk taking, which is one of those things you kind of have to do in order to find a good job. Here's an excerpt: The trick is … Continue reading Why Does Rejection Hurt So Much?

Loving Your Job vs. Loving Yourself

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"It's not about loving your job; it's about loving yourself in your job." This great piece of insight was given to me by a client recently, who had been given the advice from her father. I regularly ask clients to solicit honest feedback from people close to them, and it's gems like this that affirm … Continue reading Loving Your Job vs. Loving Yourself

Passion: The Enduring Debate

I like to learn about the origins of words. Not only is such "word etymology" educational, it's often both fascinating and startling to see how starkly the meanings of words shift over just a few centuries. Such was the case this morning, when I decided to look up the origins of the word "passion" - … Continue reading Passion: The Enduring Debate

How To Say Goodbye At Work

Today I want to write about saying goodbye. It's something I've done before (see post: "I'll See You Around"), but recent experiences have inspired me to shed some more light on the topic. While my previous post had more to do with "terminating" (yes, that's the actual word that we use) therapeutic relationships in a … Continue reading How To Say Goodbye At Work