April 21, 2010

Counselor Self-Care

From one of my first and still favorite counselor books.....Help for Helpers Daily Meditations:

Self Love (February 4)

If my basket is filled with plums
I can't give you apples

If my heart is filled with self-hatred
I can't teach you self-love

If I can't forgive myself
I can't grant you forgiveness

If I'm obsessed with perfection
I can't teach you tolerance

If my body trembles with anger
I can't teach you serenity

If I can't love myself
I can't love you

Let me remember today that, especially as a counselor, charity begins at home.


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