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 […]

Ask Me: Am I Lazy?

    “Intrinsic motivation comes from our driving forces, that which is important to us.” Edith D Johnston PhD LPC   Sometimes I can’t seem to get moving.  I never finish anything. I am so easily distracted.  I feel tired so much of the time.  I feel scattered.  Am I just plain lazy? Does that […]

Ask Me: Why does it feel all wrong?

    “Who we are is up to us.  Discover our values, beliefs, needs.   Analyze the source and impact.  Make a choice.”  Edith Johnston PhD LPC   When we are in a situation or making a decision, are we considering what is important to us before acting?   What is important to us – our values, […]