Safety

Ongoing Life...Ongoing Therapy, by Jacqueline DeSelms-Wolfe, MEd

Ongoing Life...Ongoing Therapy, by Jacqueline DeSelms-Wolfe, MEd

I have been in therapy for over 20 years, most have been here at the Estuary. I’m still coming and I now get to write for this place. It is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that I get to write, something my soul has been longing to do since I was a young child. The curse is that I have to write and now I’m being held accountable. 

Playing it Safe, by Maureen Doyle, MAT

Playing it Safe, by Maureen Doyle, MAT

Before the birth of my daughters and way before my divorce, I followed my curiosity. I followed whatever peeked my interest. 

I worked as a baker, a banker, an auditor, a real estate agent, a Spanish tutor, and even a flight attendant! 

I felt that I could be led by my sense of adventure and curiosity because the only one that I was responsible for was me.

Sacred Space, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Sacred Space, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

I was an anxious and worried child.  That anxiety and worry followed me into my adulthood so I developed an inner ritual to wrap myself in safety.

Inner Safe Haven, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

Inner Safe Haven, by Susan Austin-Crumpton

When I call for connection and no one comes it is terrifying.

I was born in a time when picking up babies and soothing them was considered “spoiling the child”.  With a bad case of colic I spent a lot of time crying, I am told, and no one coming.