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STP 12 | Finding Joy in Life and Work: A Conversation with Anne Burkart

Finding Joy in Life and Work: A Conversation with Anne Burkart

In this episode of Scaling Therapy Practice, James Marland interviews Anne Burkart, a marriage and family therapist in Charlotte, North Carolina. Anne shares her journey to becoming a therapist and how she approaches therapy through the idea that we are all in relationships that affect our emotional and daily lives.

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The Importance of Embracing Life's Relationships

Anne believes that relationships are a fundamental aspect of our lives, and that we are all in relationships that affect us in different ways. It could be a person we live with, someone we wish was in our life, or even ourselves. In therapy, Anne encourages her clients to explore these relationships and the impact they have on their emotional and daily lives. She believes that by embracing our relationships, we can grow and find new opportunities.

Overcoming Challenges: Anne's Journey to Becoming a Therapist

Anne's journey to becoming a therapist was not easy. She went through a divorce, became a single mother, and had to rebuild her life from scratch. Despite these challenges, Anne persevered and eventually found her calling as a therapist. Her experiences have given her a unique perspective and empathy for her clients, allowing her to better understand and support them.

Restriction is Poverty: A New Perspective on the good and bad in our lives

Anne shares a new perspective on money that she learned from a colleague: "restriction is poverty." This idea resonated with her because it aligns with her philosophy of embracing life's experiences. Anne believes that limiting ourselves can hold us back and prevent us from growing. By removing restrictions, we can open ourselves up to new opportunities and experiences.


Final thought- Embracing Relationships as a Path to Growth

In this interview, Anne Burkart shares her unique perspective on therapy and the importance of relationships. She encourages her clients to embrace their relationships and explore the impact they have on their lives. Through her own experiences, Anne has learned the value of resilience, empathy, and embracing life's experiences. By removing restrictions and embracing change, we can find new opportunities for growth and fulfillment.

Quotes and Takeaways 

  • Let go of control and allow yourself to absorb what each day delivers. Don't restrict yourself with a rigid plan, but rather embrace the unexpected moments that will allow you to grow and rebuild.
  • Every morning we wake up as one person, and by the end of the day, we are changed by the discussions, conversations, and moments of learning that we embrace.
  • let us all find joy in what we do by embracing the growth that each day brings.
  • Are you in a place where you define your own joy or are you in a place where you let others define your joy?
  • Are we defining ourselves or are we living in a mindset where we are allowing other people to define who we are going to be?
  • Define yourself or be defined by others. Embrace your worth and decide your own value.
  • You got to go through the muck to get unstuck.
  • Embrace reality and take action.

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