I'm not really a "quote" person, but I came across this one last year. It was on a handout that the counselor who I work with put out for our character education program. The same handout appeared in my in-box this afternoon. April's "character trait" is responsibility. This quote really spoke to me - and it is also from my favorite counseling theorist, Albert Ellis, who was the catalyst behind REBT (rational emotive (cognitive) behavioral therapy).

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."

I thought this was a particularly great shot of Dr. Ellis from the late 40s. Quite dramatic!


kmala is bored. kmala is procrastinating.

I want to do everything. here is a short list of things I want to do.

- get my license to practice counseling privately in NJ (i.e. the LPC)

- learn Hindi

-learn Bharatanatyam

- open up a tea shop and become an official chai maharani

- do yoga everyday and maybe even teach

- take a vacation to Maldives - more specifically here.

- become fluent in French...again.

- get my doctorate... in something.

- cook something fresh and yummy everyday.

- teach/live abroad, preferrably in India, but I'm not completely attached to there.