I haven’t updated this blog in nearly 4 months. There have been several reasons for this, but the primary reason is that I’ve been struggling with balancing the purpose of this blog with other beliefs. I firmly believe that we are an over-saturated society when it comes to tidbits (or long bits) of information – including inspirational info! – and that we’re also a society far too stuck inside our iProducts, TVs, computers, and social media.
There was a time when reading a good article, even online, was meaningful. Now there are so many good articles to read, it’s hard to make time, and even harder to keep in mind what we gleaned from the reading. Things get condensed into soundbites of the written word, the longest of which is still a fairly short article or blog entry (much like mine) with a “Step 1, 2, 3” flow to it, and the most common of which are Tweets and quotes. I love quotes, but even those start to lose meaning when we’re bombarded with them on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram all day long. An inspirational kernel of wisdom can become a meaningless platitude when you find it “spamming” your social media walls.
Amanda Carver, LMFT is not about any of that. I am not trying to compete with the already amazing resources out there, and I’m certainly not trying to pull you away from the richness of your inner wisdom or the warmth of your real life human connections.
And yet, I do have ideas to share. I do realize that some people may use this space as a spring board to get to know me and my clinical work which could lead to very meaningful connection in my therapy office. And I do think sometimes an article or a quote can be just what we need to take the action our deeper wisdom was already stirring inside of us.
As such I’ve decided to become very focused with this space. My New Year’s Resolution here at Earth Meets Sky with Pie is to carefully sift through the various ideas I have about what to share and hold myself accountable to sharing what is potentially most meaningful to you … and in a way that is accessible and digestible but not at the expense of honoring the complexity of the human experience. In short, I want to share what you want to hear and what I believe may actually be helpful based on my human and professional experience.
Please let me know if there are topics you’d like to see covered at Earth Meets Sky with Pie! Knowing I won’t be spamming your walls or inbox, please take the time to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or WordPress so that you are aware of when I do make a post … and so that you can more easily engage in the ongoing human conversation of what helps create a vital and meaningful life! I want to hear from you. I want to connect with you. I want this space to honor the vital and meaningful, including respecting your pursuits of those things in the real rather than the virtual world. As always, I look forward to seeing what ideas we can create together.
Warmly and with Best Wishes for 2016,
Amanda Carver, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in providing Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in helping couples create and enjoy lasting love and affection in their relationships as well as helping women create deeply meaningful lives. All written content and images owned by Amanda Carver.