Erika Laurentz, LMFTA
Marriage & Family Therapist
Why do therapy?
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl
In my experience, that gap between stimulus and response grows larger as we heal, giving us more opportunity to choose the best response.
When I’m naked,
Truly naked.... not just bare skinned,
You can trace networks of scars
That run through psyche and flesh and time.
You can see horror woven with love.
You can see empty spaces,
Where the bits I gave away to survive once lived;
Like currency for food,
I had to, my love.
Erika Anne Laurentz
September 23, 2015
On Joy and Sorrow
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
An excerpt from On Joy and Sorrow