Self Challenge

Hi Reader,

This weekend I pushed myself to do something I would never imagine myself doing. I did a coach training weekend online, sitting on the couch glued to the computer for 18 hours with a bunch of strangers from all over the U.S. and Europe.  We forfeited an entire Fall weekend, (luckily it was pewy), and did exercises requiring us to be emotionally naked. And on top of that, it wasn’t my familiar therapy frame, it was “Greek”, forcing my brain to do gymnastics! I tried something totally foreign, from another planet, and guess what? Nobody got killed! The group members made each other cry, chuckle, and feel totally understood around acknowledged dreams.  One dismantled roadblock was that people from all walks of life, in different circumstances can not only make a meaningful connection in very little time, but also inspire each other to change and grow.  So as I sit here a bit cramped up and numb in the joints, I feel looser in other important ways, really glad I challenged myself.  Here’s a quote about this subject you may enjoy:

“Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish”– Cecile Springer

Goodnight folks,

Susan Lager

PS.  You can access lots of information about challenges on my website:

About Susan Lager

ABOUT ME Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD I grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of NYC, lived in Manhattan for ten years during college and graduate school, and escaped the madness for the wilds of Maine to be with Thom, the sweet man I'm still married to after 34 years. (We have an awesome 29 year old son named Alec who will run the free world someday). I knew I'd survive the relocation from New York when I discovered the scenic, historic little city of Portsmouth, on the coast of New Hampshire, with its winding streets, great restaurants, and music everywhere. I was especially thrilled to attend the Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, an offshoot of the B.I.P., where I did post-graduate training, and then went into private practice creating The Couples Center PLLC, doing psychotherapy, with individuals, couples and groups. In 2010 I opened a division of the practice called COUPLESPEAK™, providing live and online coaching, training programs, workshops, and written materials for people in different kinds of partnerships. I'm still passionate about the work, which is NEVER boring! My clients are courageous pioneers, and they've taught me lots I'll pass on......
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