Good old Webster defines counseling as “advice and support that is given to people to help them deal with problems, make important decisions, etc”. I don’t have any educational abbreviations or alphabet behind my name, but I do know people. I know how it feels to be hurt, both physically and emotionally. I understand loneliness, shame and guilt.
I used to love reading the “Dear Abby” column. She seemed to have all the right answers. I don’t have all those answers, but through a couple of volunteer opportunities, I have had the privilege of working with many women and teen girls. Most of us have the same core issues weighing us down. The problems or issues may have different ‘names’, but the feelings they evoke are the same.
Most of us have a friend or relative we can go to when things begin to get muddy. But not all of us. And even if there is someone, do we want them knowing all the dark places in our heart, the cob webs covering the memories we have packed away, hoping to forget, or that bottle of tears we are careful not to open for fear it may spill out?
THROUGHTHERUBBLE is my way of reaching out and telling part of my story in the hope it benefits other women and families. I need your help! What’s on your mind? What are you going through? Let’s have a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and talk about it, woman to woman