The reflections and articles found on this blog are for your musings and nourishment. They are not the last word. They are suggestions, snippets of truths that reside in each one of us, sonnets or metaphors that, hopefully, will kindle your own imagination and wonder. Some were written during the eight years in which I wrote the Spirituality Column for a local newspaper, Atlanta Intown and Atlanta Buckhead. Some are more recently written. Some I wrote just yesterday. They deal with such topics as relationships, life’s questions, death, hope, grandchildren, environmental concerns, and more.
You can choose the category on the right of this screen for whatever area of interest you may have. If you wish to comment on something you read, you may click on “Comments” at the top of the article, just under the title, and I will be able to receive your comment.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a masters degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. I have been a psychotherapist in the Atlanta area for twenty five years, working with individuals, couples and families.
I graduated from a liberal arts women’s college just outside New York City, Manhattanville College, in 1964, as a philosophy major. Before I received my masters degree from Georgia State, I taught Montessori, was a Vice Principal in an Atlanta grammar school, and had many opportunities to work closely with individuals and families.
I have taken many advanced courses in theology, mythology, and spirituality. This has only broadened and deepened my perception of our human becoming. Psychology and systems theory ground my deep commitment to helping others break free of repetitive behavior and thought patterns that narrow their capacity to live a full and satisfying life.
I am a mother and a grandmother and come from a large Atlanta family that has lived in Atlanta for four generations.
Van Waddy, M.Ed.
My website address is www.vanwaddy.com