“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it”. This is one of my favorite quotes from Alice In Wonderland. It is a very special quote because it rings true in several areas of my life.
As a therapist I don’t really give advice. I like to think that I work as a guide to help people discover positive solutions and make the best decisions for themselves. My motto is to “help people help themselves”. Sometimes I think it would be nice if I could help me help myself.
I recently read Alice in Wonderland again, and afterwards watched the Disney version of the movie. If you’ve never watched it, I would suggest it. If you can move past the drug references in the movie including the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, Alice eating mushrooms and chasing the White Rabbit, and what many would describe as psychedelic trips – there are quite a few lessons to be learned. Here are my favorites.