Jane Carter, LPC

Counseling * EMDR

Sometimes the  only nudge you need to start moving toward a fuller, more meaningful life is someone to tell  your story to: Someone who will listen, provide both support and  challenge, collaborate with you, give insight, and encourage you along  the way.

 

Whether it's dealing with specific struggles, strengthening relationships, pursuing life dreams, or wrestling with the spiritual issues that arise in the midst of these objectives, counseling is a courageous first step towards pursuing a more vibrant life. Come, tell me your story.

 

 

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. –Thomas Merton

 

 

 For a free get-acquainted session, call (828) 215-8971 or email JaneCarterLPC@gmail.com

  

Emotional Spring Cleaning

My Favorite Resources This Month

I am constantly reading, listening, and watching for good, quality, life-changing material. Here are a few items that I highly recommend:

Movie Clip: "No Bad News"
from THE WIZ (1978).
This is a great song for when you've had just about enough. It never fails to put a smile on my face. If you've never watched THE WIZ (Quincy Jones' take on the Wizard of Oz), you're missing out. 
"Irresistible" By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen.
Fresh Air/Terri Gross interview with author Adam Alter. Excellent conversation about technology and the impact on our daily lives. You're probably spending a LOT more time on-screen than you realize. 
Book: The Net and the Butterfly
This amazing, fun read by Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack is a fascinating look at how our brains create insights, and breakthroughs, and why daydreaming and doing less can help us access our genius. 
Article: Drums as Therapy
I once pulled out of a near-depression funk by taking African-drumming lessons at Skinny Beats drums. Later, a neuropsychologist I know said "Every other culture around the world uses rhythm to treat mental illness; we use medication." This is a great read, and a great reminder to drum, dance, and sit in a rocking chair.
Mike Rowe: The Way I Heard It
Podcast Interview on the Art of Charm. This is a fun listen, and a great reminder that authenticity is everything. 
Get Out Of Town
Blog post I wrote a while back on the importance of getting away sometimes. Have you planned a vacation for this Spring/Summer? Get one on the calendar now, even if it's just going to the next town over.

Happy Spring!