Living and Experiencing!

LCA - Learning and Bonding

This weekend was the Louisiana Counseling Association conference.  I fully expected to go there and learn a good bit from the presentations.  I was not disappointed by any of the presentations.  The biggest shock to me was the benefit I got in bonding with my classmates in my Graduate School program.

I learned a lot that I had in common with a few of them that I never got a chance to talk to before.  They introduced me to Pinkberry.  It was good.  I had never heard of it before and was unsure of the concept until I tried it.

In other news, I got a chance Sunday to go to the opening night of the So You Think You Can Dance tour.  It was fantastic.  It left me wanting nothing.  They performed all of my favorite dances.  Can't wait for the next season of So You Think You Can Dance now!

Wellness...More Than Your Scale

Wow.  The theme of this week has been that I must take care of myself wholistically so I can function as a counselor.  One of the girls in my cohort had a client she reported on that was tough on her emotionally.  Then, Wednesday I had a girl come in and our session was tough on ME emotionally.  Which made me realize that I can't do a job where girls come to me with issues as important as sexual abuse unless I'm taking care of me.  I literally cried most of the way home because it is so tough to hear.

So, I need to revisit my wellness plan I had to make 2 years ago at the beginning of my Master's program.  I picked out the most important aspects to help me with the demanding emotional aspect of my job.

1.  I will begin working out again, at least 3 days a week.

2.  I will read at least one chapter of a book that is designated for RELAXING, RECREATIONAL reading each night before bed.

3.  I will wake up on time so I can read my bible and pray for at least 30 minutes each morning.

What will you do to incorporate wholistic wellness into your life?