counsellors’ creed

susan friday from the vancouver/richmond mental health network society sent me this counsellors’ creed the other day. we don’t know who authored it. there are quite a few useful ideas in there – what do you think? 1. I will give you my undivided attention. However, I cannot be your parent, spouse, or lover, nor… Continue reading counsellors’ creed

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professional objectivity

in the post about the 10 paradoxes of creative people, there was an interesting question by osmium/fuzzy logic: does my preference for hanging out with people who are on the same wavelength as i obstruct my professional need for objectivity? how about i answer with the conclusion of a paper i wrote some time ago,… Continue reading professional objectivity

carnival of eating disorders

the articles in this blog have been featured on a number of blog carnivals so far (for example, on the disability blog carnival, the carnival of courage, and the bipolar and depression carnival). with these good experiences, i figured i might as well start a blog carnival myself. it’ll be a monthly compendium of interesting… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders

enlightenment with dr. seuss

let’s have some more dr. seuss. this is from the grinch who stole christmas. grouchy, grumpy, mean, bitter grinch has just stolen all the christmas gifts from the people in who-ville, pretended to be a nice guy by giving little cindy-lou who a glass of water, taken the last little crumb out of cindy-lou’s pantry… Continue reading enlightenment with dr. seuss

a bill of rights for people with eating disorders

earlier this year, the academy for eating disorders put together a bill of rights for people with eating disorders. i’m very surprised to see that pretty much no one on the web discusses it. so i’ll start. first, here is the bill: right to communication/partnership with health professionals right to comprehensive assessment and treatment planning… Continue reading a bill of rights for people with eating disorders

seasonal storms

heavy rains, windstorms, snowfall, slush – all that happened here in the last few weeks. outside. and then there are the seasonal storms inside. this is a difficult time of year for quite a few people. SAD (seasonal affective disorder) troubles some, and others get the christmas blues. for the weather outside, we wear clothes… Continue reading seasonal storms