Written by Fernanda Barcelo, LPC-Intern
Oftentimes, when we begin our attempts at meditation, we have a hard time committing to the practice. We feel pulled away by the day’s agenda, and usually end up prioritizing other items on our To Do list. One of the ways we can help ourselves commit to meditation regularly is to make a sacred space in our home, one that is lovingly created to house our practice. Knowing we have a quiet, peaceful, and special area to come and sit in can make returning to our practice much more appealing, and motivate us to come back to it, day after day. Here are some ideas on making a sacred space that is uniquely yours.
What made you decide to become a counselor?
As a young and introverted girl, I came to process the world around me by diving into the thoughts, feelings, and dreams of my inner world. Driven to explore the inner workings of my own mind/body/soul, I was equally interested in what makes other people tick. My introversion and sensitivity allowed me, I believe, to develop a keen awareness and empathy for the pain and suffering of others. From a young age, sensitivity, empathy, and connection were the catalysts that led me down a windy path to a career in the field of mental health.
I learned to love reading fiction in the 5th grade and kindled this passion through college. I was fascinated with the intricate and multilayered process of character development, the altering perspectives of the narrator and characters, whose minds and moments were captured by authors through common themes, metaphor, detailed imagery and evocative language. I was also fascinated by literature on psychology and brain science, where the interplay of the human brain and body, personality and behavior, nature vs. nurture, challenged and shaped my understanding of the relationship between mind, body, and soul.
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