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, […]

Ask Me: Is there something wrong with me?

    “Know that our idiosyncrasies are part of our norm.” Edith Johnston PhD LPC   When we ask “is something wrong with me,” we are usually looking at a “disease” process; something that needs to be “fixed”; or not being “normal”. Normal is defined as:  conforming to a standard, type or regular pattern; being […]

Ask Me: Who am I?

    “We start with awareness of our characteristics, genetics, attributes, intrinsic abilities.   Through that awareness we can gain Understanding”                                   Edith Johnston PhD LPC   We usually do not thoroughly explore the question:  Who am I?  We wonder.  We […]

Self-Concept: Who are we?

The experience of loss of sense of self …   Has there been a time when you felt you were not the same person as before?  Did you have the feeling you were not yourself? What do we mean when referring to Self-Concept?  “Self-concept is generally thought of our perception of our behavior, abilities and […]

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 […]