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Just Simply Alice’s Posts on ‘Changing Perspective’

Just Simply Alice’s posts about changing perspective. After all, sometimes you need to take off, or even put on, your rose colored glasses.

Grief Dancing Ceremony

Grief Dancing Ceremony

Needing a community space to non-verbally process my delayed grief response of my parents’ death, I recently attended a grief dancing ceremony.

Grief Dancing Ceremony

As a kid, I became the natural caretaker of my two amazing parents. My dad suddenly died from a heart attack in March of 2006 (I was 18). And my mom died from a long battle with breast cancer in December of 2008 (I was 21). It has been almost 10 years that I have been without parents in my life.

Soon after my parents’ deaths, I advanced my care-taking knowledge and skills by becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Initially I wanted to continue my 5 year long career path as a Public Health researcher, however becoming a mental health therapist seemed to be my natural next step.

I became dedicated to my successful and intensive professional path. As a result, I’ve also successfully avoided diving deep into my grief work until about a year ago. ...READ MORE...

Adventures in India: Touring India

Adventures in India: Touring India

This is the second blog post in a four part series about my travels in India. This post will focus on my adventures touring India with my dude and m’lady. Click here for the first part of the series, ‘Adventures in India (1 of 4): Adjusting to Indian Culture’.

Adventures in India: Touring India

My dude and I arrived in the Delhi airport from Mumbai. We had plans to meet our third travel companion, m’lady, and continue our adventures touring India together.  ...READ MORE...

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

This is the first of four posts about my Adventures in India. This first post will focus on my experience with adjusting to Indian Culture.

Adventures in India: Adjusting to Indian Culture

In December 2016 I traveled around India for about 3 weeks with two of my close friends, my dude and m’lady.  The primary motivation for going to India was to attend our guy friend’s 4 day traditional Indian wedding. My friends and I also took this opportunity to travel to various parts of India.  ...READ MORE...

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Through utilizing my ever growing collection of nature based metaphors, I will briefly reflect on my most recent camping road trip adventure.

Nature Based Metaphors and My Life

Nature based metaphors are a powerful tool to use when trying to understand the dynamics and behavior of something potentially intangible. Recently I turned off my cell phone for the weekend and escaped on a camping road trip around NE Washington. My ultimate goal focused on disconnection from the every day hustle. However, now reflecting back on my experience, I realize that I actually longed for a re-connection to nature. And, to highlight the complexity of my internal adventure, I will use nature based metaphors to explore my intense weekend journey. The nature based metaphor themes include: earth, water, wind, heart, and fire. ...READ MORE...