Entries by Lisa Hillary

Hillary Counseling is Hiring!

Have you ever dreamed of working independently and having your own private practice? Have you felt overwhelmed thinking about how to accomplish this? At Hillary Counseling we take the guess work out of running your own practice. Our services cover everything from providing a comfortable, therapeutic office space to providing you with client referrals. Hillary […]

What My Dog Taught Me About Self-Acceptance

“Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~Lao Tzu We all have recorded messages playing in our heads, from long ago. Listen to parents talking to young children. Often the message is less than approving. “Don’t put that in your mouth!” “Go wash your face right now.” “If you keep acting […]

How Forgiving Yourself and Others Changes Your Brain

“Be quick to forgive, because we’re all walking wounded.” ~Anonymous People often behave in ways that we find irritating, annoying, or worse. This can happen especially with people close to us. They can speak with little consideration for the impact of their words. They can criticize us and pounce on our mistakes. Sometimes they do […]

The Power of Waiting

“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.” ~I Ching Waiting has a bad rap in modern Western society. It’s not surprising that I had to look to an ancient Chinese text (the I Ching) in order to find a suitable quote to begin this article. We don’t […]

It’s Okay to “Fail” on Your Way to Finding What You Want to Do

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw  I would say it’s a safe assumption that most people aren’t quite sure what they’re doing. What do I mean? I mean that most individuals—whether they look polished and presentable or haphazardly have their life thrown together—are generally playing a game called […]