Increasing Desired Outcomes with Coaching

We like to be productive individuals.  When circumstances change for us through life events, such as; a brain injury or chronic pain – our productivity is affected.   Our desired outcome of completing tasks or contributing to the household or at work is impacted.  Our go to method of pushing through does not work well.  We […]

Creating Desired Outcomes

  Have you ever thought about the outcomes you desire for your life or in the various roles you engage in each day? Let’s take a trip into the kitchen.  We have all these ingredients in front of us – flour, sugar, seasonings, cheese, vegetables, meats, fruits, leavenings, etc.  What do we want to make […]

Ask Me: Do I have to focus on only one thing?

    “Mediocrity, limiting one’s multi-talents, is an option.  However being you offers greater moments of joy.” Edith Johnston PhD LPC   The habit of blending in – being average – leads to mediocrity.  It means we are engaging and making it by current standards.  However, many times there is this little gnawing in our […]

Ask Me: What is with feeling so empty and no hope?

    “Facing the abyss, the turmoil of loneliness, our response is self-compassion.” Edith D Johnston PhD LPC   Not being heard; not being accepted; feeling all alone, creates a hollowness, an emptiness inside.  Not seeing results, or outcomes that matter leaves us hanging.  The experience can be confusion and pain from all the suffering, […]

Ask Me: Why can’t I fit in or make friends?

    “Being different, not fitting in is part of our life adventure.  The next step is ours to choose.” Edith D Johnston PhD LPC Feeling like I am different, weird, out of sync with the world, too much or unique:  is a day in day out experience.  For myself, I am an ambivert.  I […]

High Intellect and Brain Injury

Mine is not a personnel experience but as a professional. What has happened usually is someone is experiencing chronic pain, extreme fatigue or significant depression and is referred.  The medical providers refer because of lack of progress in returning to expected functioning level relative to physical evaluation and diagnosis. The process then begins by discovering […]