Seeking Guidance

  As I have traveled on the road of mastery in many diverse areas, I sought guidance from those further along the road than I.  Whether it has been skills to accomplish projects/outcomes or the inner journey of self-knowledge, I have found those who could share perspectives and experience to assist with my further development.  […]

Grief and Identity Changes

Who am I seems to be a question that feels elusive like a squirrel chasing its tail. On the other hand we think / say we know ourselves so well. Then there is a significant situation, experience, change in our lives and it’s like starting all over again. The incident that has the significant impact […]

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 […]

Ask Me: What choice do I have with what is happening in the world?

    “The world around us impacts us but doesn’t determine us.” Edith Johnston PhD LPC   When we look at what is happening in the world we are talking – globally, regionally, and locally.  We are also talking about historically and in the present time. All the events and circumstances that are happening or […]