Barbara Gelfand, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


These words remind me to pause and listen, to have hope and strength, and to remember the healing salve of empathy and compassion.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.
Maya Angelou
Not everything that you face can be changed, but some things can’t change unless you face it.
James Baldwin
All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.
Isak Dinesen
We fear that if we surrender to the self’s fragility, we will break, not realizing the inherent freedom in being already broken.
Mark Epstein, M.D.
It’s not about perfecting yourself, but perfecting your love.
Jack Kornfield
In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go.
Jack Kornfield
Sometimes we travel too far away from home.
And it takes a long time to return.
You can return to your body with your breath.
Listen to the sounds within calling you home.
Pause, walk slowly.
Each step brings you closer to home.

© 2021 Barbara Gelfand, LCSW