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Two Months Left in 2017

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We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In August, we traveled to Miami to celebrate the beginning of chapter 35. Chapter’s 33 & 34 had a lot of highs & lows, and I wasn’t sure at times, but I made it through the years. Miami was very relaxing and just what I needed after the year I had. I just needed time to reflect. The beautiful thing about reflecting is you have time to evaluate yourself and relationships. When I get stuck in thought, a feeling, or a relationship, and I am confused about getting unstuck, I start to evaluate myself. I take the time to observe myself without judgment or reproach. It can be a powerful tool for change. I pay attention to what I say, what I think, how I’m feeling, how I act, or how… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017

Daily Inspiration

Yesterday I was leaving the gym and I had a conversation that made me realize that I am in a happy place. I can’t recall exactly when I made the change but I know after 30, I stopped thinking and caring about other peoples thoughts of me. I’ve started to relax and become comfortable in my own skin. I have come to a place where I happy with where I am going in life, and become comfortable with Michael D. Gatson. Joy is a gift that appears almost imperceptibly, without warning. Therapist Corner: Keep doing those activities that bring healing and growth into your life. Love yourself. Somewhere along on this journey of life, joy will find you. Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word 🙂