Don’t Throw A Fit!

How many times and how many ways have you heard the word "fit" thrown around? I don't know if a three letter word has ever had such wide ranging implications.  Grammatically speaking, it's an adjective, a verb, and a noun.  Generally speaking, though, I'm pretty confident we can think of "fit" as referring to the … Continue reading Don’t Throw A Fit!

In Face of Chaos, Transition Only a Hindsight

tran·si·tion [tran-zish-uhn] –noun 1.movement, passage, or change from one position, state,stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood. ( I wrote my first entry on the SFU Career Services blog about 2 years ago, and would you know it – it was a post about transition.  At the time, I was in the middle of an internship at Career Services, and thought that sharing my own story of … Continue reading In Face of Chaos, Transition Only a Hindsight

Embracing Fear Makes For Better Decisions

How do you make important decisions? I’ve been reminded in my visits with students recently of the difficulty that can be a part of making big decisions.  I’ve also been reminded that when working with people struggling with a choice between two or more alternatives, each with clear benefits and drawbacks, it can be challenging … Continue reading Embracing Fear Makes For Better Decisions

Freud, Adler, and Strengths & Weaknesses

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but there are some things that I’m just not as good at as others.  Though it pains me to admit it, there’s a lot of stuff that, well… for lack of a better word, I suck at.  Okay, it doesn’t really pain me that much … Continue reading Freud, Adler, and Strengths & Weaknesses

Empathy: Personal Growth and Beyond

Speaking from personal experience, when you’re a student in counselling psychology, you become very familiar with the term “empathy.”  The message that empathy is the cornerstone to successful therapy is practically pounded into your brain until you pretty much stop asking how or why it’s important, and start accepting it as mere fact.  It’s one … Continue reading Empathy: Personal Growth and Beyond