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MY THOUGHTS ON LUCK

Photo by Andy Holmes on Unsplash Many years ago I met a wise counselor, an American of Lebanese descent. As usual at the end of the conversation I wished him “good luck in his future endeavors”, to my utter amazement he looked me straight in the eyes and said, “I don’t believe in luck!” Imagine …

TEENAGE DEPRESSION

Photo by Alec Douglas on Unsplash Annie was found strangled and raped and was pronounced dead by police who arrived at the scene. Her post mortem revealed that she had lost her virginity. There was evidence of rape. The pathologist found no sign of struggle except for petechia (blood spots) on her ears which usually …

DESTINATION YOU.

Photo by Joel Naren on Unsplash At the age of 34 Francis was a computer programmer who was so unhappy with life that he wanted to run away from his frustration of being a loser. He had in fact graduated from a local University in Computer Science and was still in his first job. At …

AS LONG THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE.

Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash When we are aware of a disturbing issues which we are concerned will disrupt our daily lives, whether it be money related, health related, image related, career related, ego related or whatever else that disturbs our peace of mind, we go through an experience referred to as ‘stress’. The …

FALLING BACK INTO THE CHASM OF DEPRESSION.

Photo by Claudio Schwarz Purzlbaum on Unsplash I have counselled many over the past thirty years, as a friend, a lawyer, a corporate counsel, a social worker and recently (5 years) a licensed Counsellor. Over this period, I have seen many (self-included) who don’t really have any control of their lives. The following statement is …

I AM ONLY HUMAN

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash As a Counsellor, many times, hard as I try, I find myself thinking about my counselees, wishing that the disturbances to their mental well-being can be addressed effectively. Inadvertently I hold myself responsible for the mental well-being of my counselees. This I know is wrong. Yesterday I attended upon …

BEATING THE BLUES

Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash Thursday August 2, 2012 CLOSE TO HEART By HORACE BRIGHT A professional counsellor shares his personal experiences with depression. As a registered counsellor, I often see desperation and pain etched on the faces of my clients. Whatever counsel that I offer drifts pass them like a fleeting cloud. Their …