Hi, I'm Lisa, a licensed therapeutic counselor (LPC) in Eugene, Oregon. While I like working with all kinds of people, the most fulfilling part of my work, what brings me the most joy, is working with kids, adolescents, and adults who are in the midst of personal positive evolution. (BTW: Kids are always in the midst of this evolution.)
You could imagine this to mean a variety of things - and you would be right. In short, personal positive evolution is a spiritual process of growing toward your ideal self, the self that you came into this life to be. I expect your beliefs to differ from mine, but there are times when I may bring a new and different perspective. For example, it continues to amaze me how many people I see feel little or no connection to their greater purpose or spiritual reality. My hope is to bring this greater perspective into the lives of those who are open, while always allowing individuals to choose and define it for themselves.
In this website and blog, you'll find posts about the topics presented in the opening page: mindfulness, motivation, home, health, purpose, spirituality, and goals/dreams. You'll also find some tools to help you manage some symptoms of depression and anxiety. Please explore with a culture of curious wandering into the landscape of your Self. You will find answers, but be forewarned: there will always be more questions. The landscape of the self is an ever-changing one. There will always be some mystery. The Poet John Keats wrote of a concept for dealing with this mystery, calling it:
"–Negative Capability, that is when a [hu]man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason..."
To live wisely in health and awareness, to search for your own answers, to get to the root of your existence, and to measure all of your searching with a curious acceptance of all, including the mystery - this is the transformation I wish for all of us.
This is personal positive evolution.