Antidotes to Emptiness  

Thoughts to chew on

Anger is the way out of complacency.

Repression amplifies.

Love is not enough.

Freedom is as freedom does.

Operating from fear brings irony.

Anger is a gift from your soul.

Anger is your voice.

Relationships are necessary.

Children are genius.

We grow up to grow down.

Compassion isn’t pretty.

Anxiety is a trick.

There are many types of normal.

Limitations are comforting.


Time continues.

Don’t believe the hype.

Think for yourself.


Play is essential.

The past isn’t just the past.

The future isn’t just the future.

The moment isn’t just the moment.

Anger loves.

Trust is a choice.

The self needs compassionate curiosity.

Change is inevitable.

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About the Author

Jason is a counsellor, psychotherapist, and life coach in private practice. He is a Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC) with the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. Jason has a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization. Jason's training prepared him to work with individuals, couples and families. Jason believes strongly in helping clients to remove the obstacles that get in their way so they may embrace and accept who they are, utilizing their own resources.

For the past 5 years Jason has worked with people struggling with addictions. He has gained new insights and perspectives into this problem and is always learning about this phenomenon. Jason's passion for writing and researching addiction treatment philosophy has led him to a more grounded and humanistic approach to the treatment of addictions.

In his practice, Jason helps his clients change, grow and search. He is still working with addictions but also works with other issues such as anxiety/stress, finding meaning and purpose, depth work and couples therapy. Please see his website for more information. In addition to his private practice, Jason also facilitates groups for court mandated clients in the Relationship Violence Program and the Responsible Drivers Program. Lastly, Jason co-facilitates the Parenting After Separation Course through the Kelowna Family Centre.

For more information on Jason's services, visit his website at www.jasonmccarty.ca

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