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Step Out Of Your BOX!

Step Out Of Your BOX!

Hi!  I am Shari Hines Warner, Therapist, Attorney and Speaker in South Florida.  Welcome to my Blog!  I must admit that sharing my thoughts on issues that I relate to my practice as a therapist is a bit foreign to me, but just as I ask my Patients/Clients to stretch themselves and move beyond their comfort zone, so too must I stretch myself.

think-outside-the-boxI have found that in my practice as a Therapist, I have become more comfortable moving beyond the borders of the tidy box that I created for myself during my practice as an attorney.  That box, in my mind, kept me safe and “protected” me from the imagined terrors that wound themselves through the practice of law.  In fact, what the box did was keep me from spreading my wings and experiencing life at its best.

As I work with my patients in substance abuse or my clients dealing with life’s issues, I wonder what box they’ve created for themselves and what story they’ve told themselves to keep them in that box.  In substance abuse, the story is most often titled “Fear”.  Fear of acceptance, rejection, abandonment, loneliness, the unknown.  Strangely enough, the fears are the same among non-addicts and also keep you ‘stuck’.

I challenge you to step beyond the borders of your box!  Be willing to open yourselves up to new possibilities.  Climb out of your rut and try something different!  I know, I know…easier said than done.  Try it.  But if you need a little help, you know where to find me.  Until then…BE WELL!

Shari Hines Warner is a Therapist, Attorney and Speaker in South Florida.  Shari works with individuals and couples to find their inner strength and resolve interpersonal and relational conflicts.  To schedule an appointment with Shari call (754) 999-0716 or email her at shari@mgscounseling.com.

From The Beginning

From The Beginning

As we go through life we place all these expectations on ourselves. Some are achievable and others are so far out of reach we have to wonder, “how in the heck did I think I could do that?”

So, what I decided was to lessen that feeling of unrealistic expectation I have placed over myself for many years. I started to do this by self-reflection and understanding who I was as a person. Which lead me to more doubt an unrealistic expectations. With time I realized I’m really unable to remove or add anything new to how I perceive myself until I begin to truly love myself and find a deeper connection to my creator. This was the path to which I had to travel in order to make change for myself. This may not be the path for you. With that being said, I moved into the direction of self-love and respect. Understanding where I wanted to be internally and making strides to obtain that emotional connection.

I began to see many of my positive and negative experiences that have taken place in my life, as events which have molded me into the person I am today. Honing in to the gifts I have been given and strengthening the areas I could use improvement. All of this, and much more, led me to where I am today. In my personal life, as a wife to my amazing husband and mother of two beautiful twin boys with the best dog ever. To a therapist that is sympathetic to the needs of my clients while maintain a structured practice to assist my community. Being involved with my church and participating in volunteer activities.

As I share my journey with you I will shed light on questions many of you have sent me. With time I will add YouTube videos to further assist you in your own personal journey’s.

 

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

MeditationAs we move forward in this new year, we may slowly find ourselves slipping back into old habits causing stress and clutter in our lives.  Practicing mindfulness is a great way de-clutter and de-stress our minds and our lives.  Click here for ways in which to practice mindfulness and live in the moment.

Shari Hines Warner is a Therapist, Attorney and Speaker in South Florida.  Shari works with individuals and couples to find their inner strength and in resolving interpersonal and relational conflicts.  To schedule an appointment with Shari call (754) 999-0716 or email her at shari@mgscounseling.com.