Joan Fenold, LMFT
Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
Joan Fenold, LMFT Blog
The deepest reasons to love yourself have nothing to do with anything outside you – not with your body or with other’s expectations of you. If you ground yourself in your own goodness nothing will be able to damage your self-esteem. Take delight in your inner nature…in your virtues and all your beautiful qualities.
When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy, where before there was fear, now there is courage…
Help is strangely, something we want to do without, as if the very idea disturbs and blurs the boundaries of our individual identity, it is as if we cannot face how much we need others in order to go on: we are born with an absolute necessity for help, grow well only with a continuous succession of extended hands, and as adults depend upon others for our further successes and possibilities in life even as competent individuals.
My intention for this blog is to share some thoughts about things I’ve learned that impact my life and work; poems and quotes that touch me and perhaps will be meaningful to you as well.