Self Esteem: 3 Rules of a Queen

Sometimes we forget that we should be treated as Queens. To act as Queens. These will help us to remember.

Happy Taboo Tuesday!

beach-blue-city-4173703 Rules of a Queen:

I had a female client in her mid 40’s earlier this year. She initially came to me to receive help with her teenage daughter, who was having some self-harm and self-sabotaging behaviors.

“Help me fix my teenager!”

When I hear this, I know it’s just the top of the iceberg, and the entire underside probably has a lot to do with the parent(s). But, I play along.

“I’m really happy that you came to see me today. I know it can be scary to come to a place you don’t know and talk to a stranger. I understand that ______ is seeing your daughter. ________ is a fantastic counselor and will be a great advocate for her. I would like to advocate for you….”

We go over informed consent, limits of confidentiality, etc. You know, all the basic stuff. I like to get ‘housekeeping’ out…

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Midnight-2nd Edition

**Picture found on Internet**
Midnight drips
cascading shadows
writhing vines of fear.
Memories that twist and bite
call into meaning regret
as hissing poison
fills the room with dancing bears.
Rivulets of blood
cascade down your face
eyes seared shut
to deny
the anguish
the devestation
as they draw designs
with dagger tips.
Slash and stab
murder the dreams
they will defile
they will debase you
as the devil masks the clown.
When you have broken
your time will come to a close
your suffering
will not end with death
only become amplified.
That is what happens when you get into bed with the devil.