All posts tagged: health

Confessions from a Therapist: Do therapists need therapists?

In my position as a therapist I experience many challenges both personally and professionally, some weeks are more difficult, as well as more rewarding than others. I want to share those with you. I think this has been a running joke among layman people, they may think to themselves if the therapists needs a therapists than we are all hopeless. But it’s true there is no way around it, everyone needs a little assistance sometimes. I went to my first therapy session as a professional therapist yesterday. I felt compelled to write about it because frankly even I could admit it is quite comical. I had a session with one of my client’s at 5pm, and I was scheduled to meet with my therapist at 6pm in the floor above me. So as I finished my session as a therapist, I ran upstairs to see mine. I confess I felt some hesitation to announce that I see a therapist even to my friends and family nevertheless a public social medium. But I know that if I want …

Hiking routes: Wildwood Canyon Park

Wildwood Canyon Park 1701 Wildwood Canyon Rd, Burbank, CA 91501  In this hectic concrete world of ours it’s nice to sometimes reconnect with the bits and pieces of nature we have left. There are so many nature treasures to enjoy around us. I don’t know if it’s the warm Southern California sun, or workout produced endorphins, but hiking is a spiritual experience for me. Spending time with nature is in turn spending time with ourselves, and maybe even with a higher power as well. Recently, I have been making an effort to go hiking more often. Three things I love about hiking is quality time with nature, it’s a great workout, and a free activity to enjoy with others.  I like that it’s a workout but doesn’t feel like much effort is being exerted at first, until you reach the middle and feel inclined to finish the hike. It’s also immediately gratifying to reach the top of the mountain and have a beautiful view waiting to take your breath away. I have also found it is a good opportunity for quality time with those that you love. …