In the first week of my first year of college, I broke my wrist playing frisbee in the quad. I've always been a "go hard or go home" type of lady. .
Later that week, concentration camp survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel spoke to the university community. I don't remember anything about what he said except the last sentence: if you want to make a difference in this world, think higher, feel deeper. He invited new adjectives into the way I live my life. .
Those words became a mantra (and a tattoo) while I was in graduate school as I realized thinking higher and feeling deeper is what therapy is all about. .
It's about shaking off the robotic thought patterns to get curious and breathing into the well of tears right behind your eyes. .
Higher, deeper invites us to expand, to grow, to blossom.