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, […]

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 […]

Deep Thinking

Our thoughts can wander near and far.  Then at times our thoughts can delve into the depths of human kind, the world or the universe.  The mirage of infinity draws us in to the vastness of known and unknown.  It is the journey into the questions of why, what, when, where, and how that seem […]