Clients often come to me in the pursuit of happiness. They want more fulfillment and purpose in their lives and are looking to fill a void in their souls. When the focus is on the external goals of making money, creating an image or developing status – yes this can make us happy for a while – but it gives only fleeting pleasure and then we are in search of the next best thing. When we focus our desires on personal growth, developing close supportive family and friends and putting our energy into making life a better place to be… happiness can be sustained. Our happiness lives within the self. No two people have the same formula to create it. Placing our attention back to play, community, creating new experiences, appreciating what we have and having close people to share it with are good places to start!
D’Arcy Bruning-Haid, M.A. Counselling