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 […]

Overcoming the Sadness of Not Fitting In

When we realize we do not fit in – whether it is at home, with peers, or at work/school, it creates a response within us.  Many times that response is one of sadness.  We can feel like we are all alone in the crowd. Understanding what it is about us that creates the difference of […]

Connect Eloquently with Strategies to Overcome

Daily experiences leave us wondering is something wrong with us?  … can we make it through another day (another situation, experience)? … can we be less than too much?  … can the sensations be calmed down?  … can all the expectations (mine or others) be met or achieved? This way of experiencing life is our […]