Adolescence ~ The Gift of the Shiftless Wanderers

The prominent psychologist Erik Erikson in 1968 described adolescents as "shiftless Wanderschaft"—shiftless wanderers, implying that adolescents are best served by helping them focus on the future and getting down to the work of becoming adults. In my therapeutic work with adolescents and their families, my aim is not only to support these important tasks of adolescence but to also highlight and give space to what it means to be an adolescent—child no longer but not an adult.

Learning to Be Magnificent and to Love the Ugly

Late yesterday afternoon I had an early dinner in Langley at Prima Bistro. If you're ever on the island, I highly recommend this sweet spot. The bistro sits on the second floor above the Star Store and looks east over Possession Sound toward the mainland. If you get a window seat, as I did, you can also look down on First Street and the Boy and His Dog Park (a thorough history of this gem can be found here), which is decorated for autumn and Halloween at the moment.