Come With Me

Back in January 2017, I alluded to some new changes to the way Seattle Direct Counseling would do business. I knew informing my current client community would take a couple of months to begin getting the word out and discussing those changes, and now the time has come to broadcast the exciting news.

Drumroll, please!

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Tips for Go Time

Author, wearing hydration vest, standing outside, with arms upwards in a "Victory" V
When it comes time to complete a big goal, do you choke or sabotage yourself? If you want to experience something different during, “Go Time” read this post for a few ideas. Photo credit: Jackie Donnelly (Spice And Ink).

During  my last manual adjustment and medical massage before I flew to the other side of the country to prepare for my Ironman race, I was excited.

As I headed out the door of my chiropractor’s office, he gave me a piece of welcomed advice, “You know, everyone who does an Ironman is going to encounter a point where you will simply hurt.” Full stop.

And then, he didn’t offer a solution for the pain. Why? Because there is no solution, there is no way around it. There is just pain. You just have to figure out what to do for yourself when you get there.

Well, ain’t that the truth!

The last few months, I’ve been pondering the subject of pain and physical suffering. It’s been a subject easy to think about since I’ve been in pain pretty much the entire Spring and Summer this year. It’s the kind of pain that brings tears to your eyes, that goes with you when you lay your head on the pillow for sleep, and wakes up with you like a heavy dream. There are have been moments of respite, and other moments where I have managed to transform the pain into a whisper of itself. But it still whispers in an annoying sort of way.

What I wanted for myself was to be given the choice to execute on an extraordinary endurance race. Despite a number of difficult challenges, I have arrived on the cusp of that day. It is now, “Go Time”, the point of no return. As Yoda is oft quoted, “Do, or do not. There is no try.”

In life, “Go Time” is that moment when  the only way to get the value of the resources invested (time, money, emotions/heart, help, etc.) is to follow through.

Would you be surprised to know that this is the most critical time when people often choke? When you are facing Go Time in your life — with a relationship, a job, finishing your education, or executing a plan on your biggest dreams — what can help you meet Go Time with everything you’ve got? Continue reading “Tips for Go Time”

Happy New Year 2016

Lone hiker with poles running down a narrow ledge of snow on the side of a mountain under sunny skies.
However you spend your New Year’s Eve and Day, we wish you a happy, healthy 2016 from Seattle Direct Counseling. Photo credit by M.L. Nov. 2015. Used with permission.

With the New Year 2016, we wanted to say how thankful and grateful we are to have been a part of helping our clients and their loved ones find connection, growth, mental wellness and fortitude, and new directions for creativity and prosperity.

Our logo is missing from the website, because it was customized in its former state, and all customizations are lost when the website is drifted to a new theme.
Our logo is missing from the website, because it was customized in its former state, and all customizations are lost when the website is drifted to a new theme.

If you are a brand spanking new visitor to our website, Welcome! We are so glad you found your way here.

There are a few items missing, namely our logo design and a couple of “flashy” features that will be rebuilt into the website in early January 2016, namely by Imei (that’s me!), the admin and primary content creator for Seattle Direct Counseling. Don’t worry!

For all the many reasons you may have been drawn to read this post, please know that we are ready to meet you, wherever you’re “at”, whether you are riding high on successes and wish for deeper growth and perspective, coming off a difficult season of loss and grief, or living somewhere in-between. We’re here to help.

For our returning clients, we hope you had enough time off during the holidays to reboot, unplug, and refresh. If not, we believe we can create the space for you during sessions to do all three.

I’ve also provided a Social Media link to another blog I’ve been building in late 2015 focusing on living with Celiac Disease and multiple food allergies. If you or someone you know wants resources, please feel free to share the link to My Allergy Advocate. This resource will be formally launched sometime near August 2016, yet as I have received requests for information, I created this temporary fun blog to make food fun again for the millions of people affected by autoimmune disease and food allergies.

From the two of us to you, we wish you a Happy New Year for 2016!

P.S. I (Imei) am rather proud to say I didn’t break the website during the transition to a mobile-enabled website after all, phew!