A Safe Harbor

Harbor: A protected body of water where sailors check their boats’ rigging and chart their courses before heading out to open waters.  Also, where sailors relax, re-think their course, and re-vitalize their boats’ stressed rigging before returning to the winds and waves of the open waters. 

Even if they occasionally get off course or capsize, the sailor knows that only in those open waters can he or she experience the thrill, joy, and sense of accomplishment that comes from meeting the challenges of shifting winds and rough waters.

 

Counselor’s office: A protected space where individuals engage in thoughtful discussions as they assess their attributes and chart their courses before setting out on a new venture. Also, where individuals relax, rethink their course, and re-vitalize their inner resources before returning to the challenges of life. 

Even if they occasionally get off course or experience failure, the individual knows that only in the “real world” can he or she experience the thrill, joy, and sense of accomplishment that comes from meeting the challenges of daily living.