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July 2, 2013 by Fatimah, 0 comments

Two years ago, I was attending a workshop for play therapy when a profound statement reached my ears: “What you give as a therapist is what you always needed.” ┬áIt struck me on different levels and in all of my different roles- therapist, sibling, daughter, friend, and human. I thought about my “style” or “theory” of therapy. Nearing the end Read more…

June 12, 2013 by Fatimah, 0 comments

Words and books have always been a strong gravity in my life, lifting me along and creating secret worlds, strength, and wisdom that can only be found between covers. Recently, I was immersed in a book on a train and stumbled across two sentences that in an instant caught my breath. As the car throttled on, I sat still, stopped Read more…

May 15, 2013 by Fatimah, 0 comments

Change doesn’t happen because of you, it happens through you. In the helping profession, it can be easy to get swept in the idea that who you want to change is the people you work with. Because you love what you do, you work tirelessly; giving time and emotion. Unfortunately, self-care, reflection, and your own growth can take a back Read more…

March 13, 2013 by Fatimah, 1 comment

Imagine that you are new to a city, whether by travel or new home. When you seek out a destination, whether by foot, car, or subway, there is a lot that can happen from the first moment to the last. The first moments may look different for everyone. I typically have a plan of action before stepping a foot out Read more…

February 6, 2013 by Fatimah, 4 comments

[there’s a fine line between wallowing just enough to feel your feelings and just letting yourself go enough where it hurts more than helps. this is for you to find out. you’ll know when you cross the line, but maybe not until after the fact. i wrote this post last weekend when i needed a breath of fresh air and Read more…

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